Bridge ‘rock thrower’ gets 10 years imprisonment, Durban

South African Police Service

Bridge ‘rock thrower’ gets 10 years imprisonment, Durban
Bridge 'rock thrower' gets 10 years imprisonment, Durban

On 24 May 2018 the Durban Regional Court sentenced Nkosinathi Mthalane (27) to ten years imprisonment for malicious damage to property.

It is alleged on 17 February 2018 at 06:45 the victim was travelling west bound on the N3 near Tollgate Bridge in his VW Polo. Whilst driving he spotted an unknown man on the bridge and he thereafter heard a bang. He realised that a rock had shattered his windscreen and immediately stopped the vehicle.

The victim together with his passengers saw the suspect fleeing, gave chase and managed to apprehend him.

Mayville police were immediately contacted and a case of malicious damage to property was registered. Following preliminary investigations the accused was linked to another two rock throwing cases reported at Mayville SAPS.

He made several court appearances before he was sentenced.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service