Three who attacked Green Avenue resident sentenced

The scene on Green Avenue when the crime took place. Photograph: Facebook

THREE men who brutally attacked an Edleen resident at his home last year were handed down prison sentences for attempted murder and robbery.

Mbulelo Dlamini (47), Rondel Simer (31) and Sibusiso Dlamini were sentenced in the Kempton Park Regional Court on April 6.

Mbulelo Dlamini was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances and two years imprisonment for attempted murder. The sentences will run concurrently.

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Simer, from Rabie Ridge, was sentenced to two years imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances and Sibusiso Dlamini was sentenced to a fine of R6 000 or 16 months imprisonment for aggravated robbery.

All three accused were also declared unfit to possess a firearm.

The three attacked a 56-year-old Green Avenue resident at 2pm on March 17, last year.

“The victim had just arrived home from the Kempton Park Licensing Department in his Golf 3 GTS. He entered the yard, parked his car and went back to close the gate when he was approached by the three accused, one armed with a knife,” said Capt Lesibana Molokomme, spokesman for Norkem Park SAPS.

“One of the accused started assaulting the victim by kicking him while the another stabbed him several times, demanding his car keys. The victim managed to escape from his yard into the road without handing the keys over.

“Outside the property he came across a metro police vehicle which was responding to the complaint. Backup was called and a Norkem Park SAPS sector vehicle arrived with other law enforcement officers. The area was cordoned off,” Molokomme added.

The first suspect was arrested by Ekurhuleni Metro Police officers Given Thinavhuyo and Matsoaathebe David Konaco, where he was hiding under bushes in the yard of a Flamboyant Street home, not far from the crime scene.

The search for the two remaining suspects continued and they were also apprehended on the same day. The knife used in the attack was found on the scene.

The victim was taken to hospital by paramedics and released after treatment.

The cluster commander of Ekurhuleni North, Major General Vincent Leshabane, and head of Norkem Park detectives Lt Col André Frans Potgieter thanked D/Const Daniel Ngwato for good work done by making sure all three were convicted, not forgetting all other role players in this case.

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