Possession of explosives, accused sentenced, Rustenburg

South African Police Service

Possession of explosives, accused sentenced, Rustenburg
Possession of explosives, accused sentenced, Rustenburg

Noah Sithole (62) was convicted by the Rustenburg Regional Court for possession of explosives.

On 18 June 2020, police officers from Phokeng K9 followed up on information and made their way to a house in Motlhabeng Section in Kanana village where Sithole was found in possession of explosives.

The matter was handed over to the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime investigation for further probing.

The accused made a series of court appearances until he was found guilty and sentenced to eight years imprisonment of which three were suspended for five years.

He will therefore serve an effective five years jail term.

Meanwhile on a separate incident, Nkopane Malia (38) was convicted by the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court following his arrest by the Serious Organised Crime Investigation in Klerksdorp on 12 July 2021 for possession of a .38 Special revolver and cartridges.

He was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for possession of an unlicensed firearm, one year imprisonment for possession of ammunition without a licence and six months imprisonment for being an illegal immigrant.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service