Mpumalanga most wanted criminal sentenced

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Nelspruit Regional on Wednesday 17 March 2021 sentenced Norman Sylvester Mokoena (23) to three years direct imprisonment for escaping from custody.

Mokoena was circulated as the most wanted suspect on 08 July 2020 after he escaped from Calcutta Magistrate Court holding cells on 5 November 2019.

Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said Mokoena escaped after he was denied bail for a series of armed robbery and murder cases. “ Mokoena’s crimes spree were committed in Bushbuckridge where he targeted delivery trucks. He was on the run from the police until he was rearrested by the Hawk’s on  20th August 2020 in Bushbuckridge.”  

Sekgotodi said during his arrest, the accused was found in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. He pleaded guilty on the charge of escaping from lawful custody.

Sekgotodi added that the accused still have murder and unlawful possession of an unlicensed firearm case pending in court against him, which are scheduled for trial at Mbombela High Court between 31 May until 11 June 2021.

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