Byline: Refeloe Letsoisa

03 August 2022

The Hawks Provincial Head, Major General Zodwa Mokoena welcome the sentence of one of the drug dealer syndicates.

She hailed the investigation team for commendable efforts and further applauded the collaboration with our counterparts in ensuring that criminals are brought to book then remain in custody. 

The acclamation followed the arrest of a criminal group during ‘Dream on’ project at Bethal in Mpumalanga between June 2021 and July 2022 respectively.

They appeared before the Bethal Regional Court on Tuesday, 2 August 2022 for dealing in drugs. 

Chibuzo Chicozie ‘Don’ Ogbunuku (36) entered a plea agreement with the State and he was sentenced to eight years direct imprisonment collectively for dealing in drugs, conspiracy to commit an offence, corruption, escaping from custody, illegal entry, departing or remaining in the country.

The case against Okereke Valentine Okwudiri (36), Kadima Remy (30), Male Mokoko (34), Mukembani Justin Kasindo (35), Rudi Angel Kishuka (25), Bongiwe Malingela (42), David Enewere (35) and Hassanda Kaluwe (32) was postponed to 30 August 2022 for legal representation. 

Mbusho Janvier Kikaranga (35) who appeared in absentia was remanded to 15 August 2022 for bail application.