SAPS investigator lauded for securing lengthy sentence

MOUNT FLETCHER – SAPS endeavours continue to yield positive results as more heavy sentences are handed down as a result of the quality investigation skills adopted by our dedicated Detectives.

The efforts of our leading investigator and his team were rewarded when the 18-year-old accused, Sizwe Mevana received a lengthy sentence of 56 years’ in Ntabankulu High Court at Mount Fletcher on 17 May 2022.

The Mount Fletcher Detectives managed to arrest the accused within hours after the murder of two family members.

On 10 February 2022, police received a call from the complainant about two female bodies that were found murdered in his home at Jojweni. He found them when he returned from town.

On the SAPS arrival, the complainant showed them the first deceased, 18-year-old Sandiswa Dasheka who is his niece.

The second victim, who is the wife of the complainant, was lying behind the house also in a pool of blood with multiple wounds on her upper body. She was the stepmother of the suspect.

It was also determined that the cell phones belonging to both deceased were stolen.

After an intensive investigation by the Detectives they managed to arrest the 18-year-old son and recovered the stolen items in his possession as well as other exhibits.

The accused were sentenced as follows:

On count 1 and 2, both theft, he was sentenced to 3 years each.

On count 3, murder, he was sentenced to 20 years and count 4, also murder, he was sentenced to 30 years. Count 1-3 will run concurrently with count 4.

The acting District Commissioner, Brigadier Rudolph Adolph commended the meticulous and professional investigation by the leading investigator Detective Sergeant Vuyisa Nyumbeka and his team members Detective Constable Matla Lehanya, Detective Constable Yongama Zibaya and Detective Constable Siyabulela Mraushe all from the Mount Fletcher Detective Service.

Source: South African Police Service