A South African criminal have been sentenced to 130 years in prison for a series of offenses committed between 2013 and 2018.
A South African criminal from Walmer will serve 35 years in prison according to a statement by the South African Police Service.
According to the police, Mnikeli Manzi (31) committed practically all of his offenses in Summerstrand, a seaside suburb of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, with the exception of a house robbery in the Lorraine region of the country.
The police said he was positively linked to the crimes through his DNA.
Aside from breaking into people’s houses, in June 2019, the 31-year-old Manzi was also charged with the murder of 85-year-old Hazel Huggins, whose body was discovered on the morning of March 28, 2014.
Ms Huggins was murdered and found tied up on the bedroom floor. She was a resident of a retirement community in Summerstrand.
Manzi was found guilty and convicted on the following charges on March 17, 2022:
- 1- He was sentenced to 7 years in jail after the murder charge was lowered to culpable homicide.
- 2- 6 cases of housebreaking with intent to rob.
- 3- 7 cases of robbery aggravating.
- 4- 5 cases of kidnapping
- 5- 1 case of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft
- 6- 1 case of theft from motor vehicle
In all of the above cases, he was sentenced to a total of 130 years imprisonment of which some sentences will run concurrently with others therefore a total of 35 years imprisonment will be effectively served.