EASTERN CAPE – A 22-year-old man was sentenced to an effective (10) years direct imprisonment in the Storms River Regional court yesterday, 16 August 2021 for robbery with aggravating circumstances.
On Sunday, 27 June 2021 at about 17:00, Lupholwethu Mantwana (22) approached his victim on the street in Woodlands (Storms River) and threatened to stab his victim with a knife. After some resistance, the accused stabbed his victim and robbed him of his cellphone.
In a separate incident, on Monday 16 August 2021, the same court sentenced Abongile Toyi (21), to four (04) years imprisonment for housebreaking and theft. Toyi was positively linked to a burglary incident that occurred in Sandrift Community Clinic (Storms River) in May 2021. Almost all the stolen items were recovered with the assistance of the community.