South Africa, Johannesburg – A Zimbabwean man has been convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison in Mayfair, Johannesburg house robbery.
Tinatenda Rasta Tagera was sentenced in the Brixton Regional Court.
According to reports, Tagera, along with two others, had robbed a house in Mayfair in May last year, police said.
Joburg Central police spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele said a 55-year-old man had been sitting in his house with his children, a 16-year-old girl, and a 19-year-old man when a knock came from the door.
The police said the three were rescued by a family member who had gone to the shops before the suspects came to the house.
Meanwhile, the police said the accused, Tagera, was arrested two days after the incident at the Noord Taxi Rank in Johannesburg.