Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Five suspects sentenced at Western Cape high Court for murder of infant in Retreat

Five suspects were handed respective prison sentences, for the murder of an infant back in 2018.

The police’s Wesley Twigg said the one-year-old child was caught in the cross fire when rival gangs were shooting at each other in July 2018 in Retreat, where after the suspects fled the scene.

‘’The case was assigned to Anti-Gang Unit’s Detective Sergeant Hlaole Mmola to start an investigation with a little information at his disposal. Following an extensive investigation into the matter he gathered information which could link the suspects to the murder. Sergeant Mmola gathered more information and evidence to present a well prepared case in court,’’ said Sergeant Wesley Twigg.

‘’During the investigation in 2018 the accused’s who were linked to the child’s murder was caught by police members for being in possession of unlicensed firearms. This build a stronger cases against the accused. The investigation was centralised and a well prepared case was then presented in court. Based on the evidence presented before court, The accused were found guilty for murder, attempted murder and the possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition,’’ he added.

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The Western Cape High Court, on Monday, sentenced Koeberg Anderson, Dilion Absolom and Ishmeal English to life imprisonment, Brendon Beakers and Vernil Simons to 20 years ,and Ebrahiem Moosa to 15 years imprisonment for murder, attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. They were all positively linked to the death of the one year old and all were declared unfit to possess a firearm.


Done By: Mitchum George

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