Drug dealers sentenced

EASTERN CAPE – The East London Magistrates’ Court sentenced Zolani Maxam (40) and Sinoxolo Siwendu (26) to three years direct imprisonment each on 05 September 2022 for charges of dealing in drugs.

During the period between 28 and 29 March 2022, three successful purchases of methamphetamine (tik) were made from Maxam and Siwendu from their residence in Scenery Park. This led to the subsequent arrest of the duo on 01 April 2022 by the East London based Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement Bureau (SANEB) and Crime Intelligence Gathering (CIG). They were released on R1000-00 each.

After a series of court appearances, they were ultimately convicted on 20 July 2022 hence their sentencing on 05 September 2022.

They were further declared to be unfit to possess a firearm.

Source: South African Police Service