8 March 2014

Malawi: Truck Hijacker Sentenced to 12 Years IHL

Kasungu — Kasungu First Grade Magistrate has sentenced one of the suspects in FERMAK Truck hijacking case to 12 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL).

Redson Mzunga, 23 years alongside three other suspects who are still at large injected poisonous substances to a FERMAK Truck driver Kingsley Kaphamtengo, who had the truck loaded with 700 bags of maize enroute to Mzuzu ADMARC on 26th February this year and went away with the vehicle.

According to Kasungu Police Spokesperson Edwin Kaunda, Mzunga appeared before court Friday and also pleaded guilty to robbery with violence

"As per the reports, him (Mzunga) was caught at Mathimba area, outside Madisi where they had an accident with the truck. However, everything inside the truck was intact"

After appearing before the court today, His Worship Hens Kantchere did not hesitate but to slap him with a 12 year jail term sentence.

Meanwhile according to Kaunda, Police are still hunting for the other three suspects who are still at large

Mzunga hails from Mponda village, Traditional Authority Msamala in Balaka district.


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