Cash-in-transit heist kingpin sentenced to life in prison

Cash-in-transit heist kingpin sentenced to life in prison

One of South Africa's cash-in-transit heist kingpins has been sentenced to life in prison.


Happy Mosia, who was once the most wanted criminal in the country, was earlier convicted of kidnapping, rape, murder, assault and defeating the ends of justice. 


 He was sentenced in High Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday. 


In 2017, he kidnapped an SBV employee, Linda Matati at a party in Johannesburg, assaulted, raped, and murdered her. 


Matati was found a week after her disappearance. 


"We argued as the NPA that Mosia did not show any remorse and that there were no prospects of rehabilitation in his case as he unashamedly told the court that he indulged and made a living out of criminal activities," says spokesperson for the NPA in Gauteng Phindi Mjonondwane. 

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"Mosia was once one of the most wanted criminals in the country and the long arm of the law has finally caught up with him. The sentence serves as a deterrent and we believe that it gives hope to victims of gender-based-violence who suffer in silence to pursue justice.”

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