Carjacking convicts sentenced to 20 years in jail

DURBAN – Nkosingiphile Makhoba (29) and Khanyiso Mahlulele (32) will spend the next 20 years if their lives facing prison walls. This comes after the duo was found guilty of carjacking and possession of stolen vehicle in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on 10 January 2023.

A couple had just parked their vehicle outside their home in Greenwood Park on the night of 27 November 2021 when they were approached by Makhoba and Mahlulele who robbed them of their belongings at gunpoint, before taking away their vehicle forcefully. Nine days later the two men were arrested by the Public Order Policing members in Portshepstone and were found in possession of the hijacked vehicle.

Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Nhlanhla Mhlongo pulled out all stops and managed to keep the suspects in custody. His meticulous investigative skills proved the case beyond any reasonable doubt and ensured that justice was duly served. Both Makhoba and Mahlulele were each found guilty on two counts and were sentenced as follows:

Count 1: Carjacking – 15 years imprisonment.

Count 2: Possession of stolen vehicle – 5 years.

Source: South African Police Service