KWAZULU-NATAL – Sandile Ernest Ngwazi (32) was convicted and sentenced to 10 years direct imprisonment on Tuesday, 25 July 2023 by the Port Shepstone Regional Court.
Ngwazi was arrested at Mathulini village in October 2021 by the Port Shepstone based Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation in alliance with K9 and Public Order Police. During the arrest, he was found in possession of a firearm with ammunition and mandrax tablets. He was charged and the Hawks’ investigation revealed that in February 2018, Ngwazi was arrested for possession of drugs where he was found with heroin capsules and mandrax tablets. That case was withdrawn but the investigation officer proved that Ngwazi is an operating drug dealer.
He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. He was further sentenced to two years for both cases of possession of drugs. Sentences will run concurrently.

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