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gavel thumb100 Saturday Star reports that two of the men responsible for the 2015 shooting on the N3 highway that claimed the lives of two police officers are set to spend the rest of their lives in prison.  

Sandile Nyathikazi and Lucky Nzama were sentenced to 125 years and two life sentences after being convicted of murder, attempted murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances, among other charges.  They were members of a gang that tried to rob a truck transporting cellphones and cellphone parts from OR Tambo International Airport to a logistics company in Edenvale.  The trial revealed eight other conspirators.  On 29 March 2015, three police officers from Sandringham noticed a BMW driving recklessly.  They gave chase and managed to stop the car.  However, before the officers could get out of their vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz which had been hijacked previously to be used in the robbery stopped behind them and men from both vehicles opened fire.  The police officers and their vehicle were riddled with bullets and two officers were killed.

  • Read this report by Shain Germaner in full at Saturday Star
  • See too, Top cop hails killers’ hefty jail terms, at The New Age

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