Violent West Rand criminal sentenced to life imprisonment plus 188 years

South African Police Service

Violent West Rand criminal sentenced to life imprisonment plus 188 years
Violent West Rand criminal sentenced to life imprisonment plus 188 years

The Gauteng Provincial Commissioner of SAPS, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has welcomed the sentence of life imprisonment and an additional 188 years imposed on Fernando Raymond Tivani for crimes he committed between 2018 and 2019 in the West Rand District.

The sentence was handed down in the Gauteng South High Court on 1 December 2021.

Tivani had 10 cases against him which were opened in three policing precincts; Krugersdorp, Muldersdrift and Magaliesburg.

He was sentenced on the following charges: robbery aggravating; theft; possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition; attempted murder and murder.

He was sentenced to a life imprisonment term for murder and a combined 188 years for the other charges.

“We congratulate the detective for his hard work and thorough investigation that led to the successful conviction of the accused. The fight against serious and violent crimes remain a priority for the SAPS in Gauteng. We believe that this hefty sentence will serve as a deterrent for those thinking of committing crime,” said Lieutenant General Mawela.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service