Nhlanhla “Lux” Mohlauhi, also known as Nhlanhla Dlamini, the leader of the Dudula Movement, was sentenced to a suspended sentence after being convicted of housebreaking and malicious property damage.
The Roodepoort magistrate’s court sentenced Mohlauhi, 35, to two years in prison, suspended for three years if he is not convicted of housebreaking during the suspension term.
Mohlauhi was sentenced to an additional five years in jail, which was suspended for three years if he was not convicted of willful injury to property during that time.
The court ordered that he pay the claimant, Victor Ramerafe, R9,500 in cash by 1 p.m. on Thursday for property damage.
“The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirms the complainant was compensated and proof of payment of the amount ordered by the court was presented in open court on August 24,” said NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane.
Mjonondwane stated that the accused was detained on March 24, 2022, following a complaint that members of the Dudula Movement raided Ramerafe’s Dobsonville home on March 20 to look for drugs.
The group claimed to be acting on community tips that drugs were being peddled from Ramerafe’s residence. During the raid, no narcotics were discovered, and Ramerafe stated that his property was harmed.
Prosecutor Linda Duma contended that the court needed to send a clear message that lawlessness would not be tolerated. He contended that civilians, such as the complaint, needed legal protection.
“The NPA welcomes the sentence and hopes it will promote respect for the rule of law. We further hope it will deter citizens from being a law unto themselves, but report suspicious activities in their surroundings to law enforcement authorities,” Mjonondwane said.
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