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Eleven men to serve 145 years behind bars

On Friday 9 March 2018, the Western Cape High Court sentenced 11 men to a total of 145 years for a deadly prison fight in a Mossel Bay correctional facility in 2016.

In march 2016 two people were killed and two seriously injured in a cell at the Mossel Bay Youth Correctional Centre during a violent clash between two opposing gangs, the 26's and 28's.

Eleven men were found guilty and were sentenced to serve a total of 145 years.

Donavon May received a 25 year sentence for his role in the murder, while the remainder of the 145 year sentence was shared between Moses Pikaan, Jason Bothma, Henrico Lindt, Jean Pierre Botha, Hein Piedt, Roland Jantjies, Geswin Jantjies, Wilston Wilbach, Ricaro van Zyl, and Zander Alexander.

Western Cape Police Management commended the investigating team and said that they are satisfied with the convictions and subsequent sentencing.


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