Humansdorp Cluster: Violence against women are at the top of the SAPS's priority list and detectives from the South African Police Service will ensure that they conduct thorough investigations that will lead to the successful prosecution of perpetrators.
This was proven again by sterling work conducted by detectives from SAPS Kareedouw, when they ensured that an offender was removed from the society. On 8 July 2018, the 34-year-old accused, Phumzile Ndzengu stabbed and robbed a 44-year-old female victim in the Gwava Juice area in Kareedouw of R150 cash and her cellphone. Commitment from a dedicated team of police officials led them to the successful apprehension of the suspect soon after the crime was committed.
On Tuesday, 23 October 2018, Phumzile Ndzengu was sentenced to 12-years imprisonment by the Kareedouw Regional Court on a charge of robbery aggravating. The Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok commended the investigating officer for the effective and efficient manner in which he performed his investigations.
"This conviction and lengthy sentence meted out by our courts are as a result of thorough investigations by our detectives, who gathered all relevant evidence to successfully identify and link the offender to the crime".
Source: South African Police Service