Sibuso Mcuwo, 39, was sentenced to 143 years in prison by the Gqeberha High Court in the Eastern Cape for murdering a police officer and committing a business robbery.
Captain Yolisa Mgolodela, a SAPS regional spokesman, stated Mcuwo was sentenced on charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances, kidnapping, attempted murder, and murder on Thursday, July 21.
On July 21, 2019, Mcuwo and four other accomplices robbed a shop, with a police statement stating that an employee was on duty when an unknown person acting as a customer rang the doorbell.
When the door was opened, four more people came in, one of whom pointed a gun at the employee and ordered him on the kitchen floor.
All employees present were kept hostage and forced to unlock the safe, from which the criminals stole money.
The robbery occurred at Le Bon bakery on Rose Street in Central, according to a post on the community Facebook page Western Cape Watch.
Unnoticed by the suspects, one of the employees managed to contact the police, prompting a reaction from the flying squad.
The criminals and the Gqeberha Flying Squad police engaged in a shootout, which resulted in the deaths of four culprits.
Constable Dwane Alistar Kemp, 31, of the SAPS Port Elizabeth Flying Squad, sustained critical upper-body injuries during the gunfight and died later in hospital.
Mcuwo fled on foot during the gunfire and dodged police for five days before being captured by the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation on January 27, 2019.
Since then, he has been in police detention.
“Effectively, 18 years and five life sentences, which total 143 years, were meted out on Mcuwo,” Mgolodela said.
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