LIMPOPO – The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in Limpopo welcomes the conviction and sentencing of Chuma Brighton (27) by the Musina Regional Court on Thursday, 06 May 2021, for smuggling explosives
On 17 December 2020, Brighton was travelling from Zimbabwe to South Africa in a Toyota Hilux double cab when he was stopped and searched at Beitbridge Port of Entry by the police. Upon searching the vehicle, 32 blasting cartridges of explosives to the value of R 95 000-00 were found hidden in the loading portion covered with packed bags and the accused was subsequently arrested.
The case was referred to the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team which successfully opposed Brighton’s bail bid during his trial until his fate was sealed recently. The Court has effectively condemned him to an effective 15 years direct imprisonment with no option of a fine.
Source: South African Police Service