Two violent farm attackers each get 38 years sentence

South African Police Service

Two violent farm attackers each get 38 years sentence
Two violent farm attackers each get 38 years sentence

Two men, Kansas Mintoor aged 34 and Andries Funwako Masilela Nkabinde aged 47, that were sentenced on 15 August 2018, by the Evander Regional Court for two counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances (farm attack), attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping, three counts of unlawful possession of firearm as well as ammunition.

The sentencing of the pair, came after court heard how they shot a 55 year old farmer while he was entering his house with his wife. They ambushed the couple while they were coming from the airport entering their house. They were held at gunpoint immediately after alighting from their vehicle.

A struggle ensued between the man and the attackers resulting in a shot going off and hitting the victim.

The suspects went inside the house, ransacked it and robbed the victims of firearms, laptops as well as belongings before fleeing the scene in the victims’ bakkie, taking the victims along with them.

The bakkie was found abandoned near a local filling station shortly after the victims had been dumped along the road. The suspects were subsequently arrested and had been kept in custody ever since.

During their appearance, Mintoor and Masilela Nkabinde was each sentenced to 20 years for each robbery which will run concurrently, 15 years for attempted murder of which five years of it will run concurrently with the above mentioned sentences.

For the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, they were granted five and three years each, respectively that will run concurrently. They were also sentenced to three years for each charge of kidnapping which will also run concurrently.

In essence each accused will serve an effective 38 years in jail.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service