SAPS emerge victorious as gang affiliates sentenced

SAPS emerge victorious as gang affiliates sentenced.

The Provincial Commissioner for the Eastern Cape, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga welcomed the sentencing of two Port Elizabeth gang members in the PE Regional Court yesterday, 23 April 2018.

On 28 February 2018, Jezwin Peacock(26) and Nealon Redhouse (18), affiliated to the Spotbouer gang, at the time, were found guilty on two counts of murder, illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

Due to meticulous crime scene management and forensic analysis, the two accused were linked through fingerprints found on the window sill and on a mask that was left behind by the suspects.

Within two weeks after the crime, the first accused, Jezwin Peacock was arrested at another drug den in Kleinskool.

Lieutenant General Ntshinga commended the Provincial Gang Investigation Unit for their dedication and thorough investigation of their cases. “These successes are as a result of the integrated partnership between the prosecuting authority, investigators and expert forensic analysis. In order to have a successful prosecution a docket must be thoroughly investigated and presented for the case to be heard at court. These sentences send out a strong warning to gangs who instil fear in the lives of innocent law abiding citizens in the Northern areas that the law will always be victorious and we will not stop in our efforts to ensure that they are sent to prison for a long time. We, the SAPS remain resolute in reclaiming the space and creating a safe and secure environment for every citizen of this country,” added Lt Gen Ntshinga .

SOURCE : SAPS

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