Skip to content

Gauteng top cop praises detectives for investigations that led to lengthy sentences


On June 1 2019, Xolani Beme, Bhekizenzo Buthelezi, Khululekane Buthelezi, Ntokozo Khumalo, Kenneth Mabanga, Tladi Monaheng and Pule Tsotetsi robbed a business in Rondebult. Two people were killed before they fled the scene with stolen goods.

“The case was assigned to W/O Isaac Langa, a detective based at Elsburg detective service. Langa commenced with his investigation which led him to arrest the suspects within a couple of weeks after the incident took place,” police spokesperson Col Dimakatso Sello said.

Through the application of forensic techniques and the meticulousness of Langa, a solid case was presented in court.

In another case, the Pretoria North magistrate’s court sentenced two men to 15 years’ imprisonment each for tampering with essential infrastructure.

“Our detectives’ unwavering efforts in court are an indication of our efforts in addressing the scourge of serious and violent crimes in the province. Quality investigation and commitment by our members will ultimately restore the community’s faith in the SA Police Service,” said Mawela.


Support independent journalism by subscribing to the Sunday Times. Just R20 for the first month.

Source: TimesLIVE