Cape Town - Police in Kraaifontein in Cape Town have welcomed the 20-year sentence handed to a convicted robber and kidnapper.
Thembela Malawu, 28, was on Monday sentenced by the Blue Downs Magistrates’ Court for robbery and kidnapping.
Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said Malawu was convicted of the robbery and kidnapping of a Kraaifontein resident on 2 September 2018 at his home in Ndondu Street.
"The victim was at home when he heard two gun shots outside. He looked through the window and saw someone pointing a firearm at him. The suspect was joint by five other unknown males and they forced him into his company motor vehicle, a Mercedes Benz Vito, and drove off with the vehicle.
"The suspects robbed him of his wallet, cellular telephone and bank card. They also forced him to give his bank pin number."