Tebogo Msimanga |
The Secunda Regional Court, on Thursday 28 January 2021, sentenced Enzani Wiseman Shongwe (31) to 20 years direct imprisonment for manufacturing and dealing in drugs.
Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said during August 2016, nine drug syndicate members were arrested by the Hawks’ in Secunda during the termination of a project driven investigation.
“The “Project 24” Operation was targeting the manufacturing and dealing in drugs around Secunda.The eight other suspects admitted guilt on the open trial and were sentenced in 2018 to a total of 144 years combined imprisonment.”
Sekgotodi added that Shongwe opted to go for trial and appeared several times in the same court whilst he remained in custody since his arrest in 2016.
She said Shongwe was found guilty on all charges and sentenced to 15 years direct imprisonment on each of the three counts of dealing in drugs. “The first two of the three sentences are said to run concurrently and the judge ordered that the accused serve an effective minimum of 20 years direct imprisonment.”
Mpumalanga Head of Hawks, General Zodwa Mokoena applauded the team for their great work.