According to the Hawks, a man in his forties was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for bringing explosives into South Africa.
Musina Magistrate's Court handed down Motsi Wilfred Nhamo's punishment today. According to Captain Matimba Maluleke, a spokeswoman for the Hawks, Nhamo was arrested on May 30 of last year in Beitbridge. A tip about Nhamo transporting explosives into South Africa from Zimbabwe led to his arrest, according to Maluleke.
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Hawks Serious Organized Crime Investigation received information on a person bringing explosives from Zimbabwe into South Africa on May 30, 2021. "
They were able to carry out an undercover operation with the help of Tactical Response Team and Musina Vispol."
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The guy who matched the description was spotted roaming through Beitbridge with bags at the port of entry there. Detonators with an estimated value of R110,000 were found after the squad stopped and searched him. "Nhamo was detained and held in police custody until he was convicted and punished by the Musina Magistrate's Court today, May 17," he said. "The court found him guilty and sentenced him."
On Tuesday, the Hawks of Mpumalanga reported the arrests in Barberton of two people for illegal mining. " Those responsible for mining gold-bearing materials in the Barberton Verlam Section were identified and pursued.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for bringing explosives into the country. Photograph: South African Police Service
According to a court order, a search and seizure of evidence was conducted, and the suspect was subsequently taken into custody. Two suspects were captured while their accomplices managed to evade capture once they arrived at their designated site, according to Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi." Both suspects were apprehended as soon as they arrived at the predetermined location. On Wednesday, both sides were expected to attend the court hearing in Barberton.
man sentenced to 15 years in prison for bringing zim-sourced explosives into South Africa (iol.co.za)
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