Siphamandla Ngaka (28) will serve an effective 20 years out of his 28 years sentence in prison. This comes after Ngaka was sentenced in the Humansdorp Regional Court on two charges on Wednesday.
It is alleged that on 4 September 2018, at about 10:00 in the evening, an unknown number of males armed with crowbars, knives and a firearm stormed into a house in Warratah Crescent in St Francis Bay.
The occupants (a couple with two minor children) were threatened with knives, crowbars and a firearm. The wife managed to activate an alarm system, while the suspects were assaulting her husband. It was said that during the fracas, a husband managed to fire several shots and injured one of the suspects.
The injured suspect (Siphamandla Ngaka, 28) was treated for gunshot wounds and later detained.
The complainant opened a case of house robbery after seeing that some of his belongings were missing. Ngaka had been awaiting trial for two years, when his fate was finally decided on Wednesday, 14 October 2020.
The Humansdorp Regional Court sentenced Ngaka to 20 years imprisonment for robbery and 8 years for housebreaking with intent to do robbery.
The two sentences will run concurrently.
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