R100 m heist, former hawks commander amongst 13 sentenced

The Acting National Head of the Hawks Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata today congratulated the Mpumalanga serious organised crime team, the SAPS, the National Prosecuting Authority and the Judiciary for ensuring the sentencing of thirteen accused implicated in one of the biggest cash heist ever carried out in South Africa.

The accused who include three former police officers amongst them a former commander of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime unit in Mpumalanga, Bhekane Welcome Gcabashe(48), and two other ex-officers, Lekele Reckon Lekola (46), Tamsanqua Gladstone Khubeka (36), Petra December Nkosi (31), Elmond Jackie Malta (41), Robert John Clack (27), Lesly Skhumbuzo Khathi (35), Enock Siphiwe Khumalo (53), Elkin Sibusiso Shabangu (39), Nathaniel Zithulele Hlathi (44), Titus Maila (45), Teenage Mabogoane (34) and Desmond Moses Abdullah Mohlamonyane (43) were sentenced to 20 years prison term each by the Delmas High Court last week Friday.
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