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16 years in prison for man who brought unauthorised explosives into SA

A man has been jailed for bringing unauthorised explosives into SA.

A man has been jailed for bringing unauthorised explosives into SA.

The Musina Regional Court in Limpopo sentenced a man to 16 years in prison for bringing unauthorised explosives into the country as well as missing a court appearance. 

Prosper Takunda Henry Mumbure was arrested in November last year after SAPS and SARS officials found unauthorised explosives in his truck. 

NPA spokesperson Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi said Mumbure, 34, was driving from Zimbabwe to South Africa when the authorities searched his vehicle at the Beitbridge border. 

“They found 17 reels of detonating fuse, 1 250 units of connector-capped fuses, and 2 569 units of blasting cartridges, marked solar explosives, hidden in the truck,” said Malabi-Dzhangi.

Malabi-Dzhangi said Mumbure was released on bail, but was a no-show in court on the prescribed date.

A warrant of arrest was issued.

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He was subsequently arrested on 4 April.

Malaba-Dzhangi said Mumbure pleaded guilty on Monday.

State prosecutor, Jan Krijt, told the court the explosives were often used in crimes, including ATM bombings, CIT heists and illegal mining – and that it compromised the safety of South Africans and the economy.

Malaba-Dzhangi said: “We hope the sentence will deter would-be offenders of these types of crimes.”

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