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RSA notorious gangster sentenced to 275 years’ imprisonment

Convicted murderer and gangster Faldeen Marks, aka Saampie, was sentenced to 275 years' imprisonment by the Johannesburg high court on Friday.

Convicted murderer and gangster Faldeen Marks, aka Saampie, was sentenced to 275 years’ imprisonment by the Johannesburg high court on Friday

PRETORIA-(Maravipost)-National police commissioner Gen Khehla John Sitole has welcomed the lengthy sentence handed down to convicted murderer and gangster Faldeen Marks, aka Saampie, saying it will serve as a deterrent for gang-related crimes and instil confidence in potential whistleblowers to come forward.

Marks, 33, a known Cape Town gangster, was sentenced in the Johannesburg high court on Friday to 275 years’ imprisonment on multiple charges including several counts of murder.

“Between 2016 and 2017, Marks murdered four people in Westbury and in September 2017 he murdered a fifth person in Eldorado Park.

In October 2017 Marks was arrested with a semi-automatic pistol. After being charged on 23 counts including the five murders, he was taken through the criminal justice process,” said national spokesman Brig Vishnu Naidoo.

“On Friday, the Johannesburg high court judge sent Marks to prison for a very welcome 275 years’, lauded Naidoo as quoted by SowetanLive

Sitole applauded the two Gauteng detectives as well as the forensic experts and prosecutors for their roles in ensuring the successful prosecution of Marks.

“The conviction and sentencing of this ruthless criminal will certainly help our cause a great deal to successfully combat gangsterism and reduce the murder rate in our country.

“This sentencing is indeed encouraging in that it will instill confidence in potential whistle-blowers to come forward as well as serve as a deterrent to future gang-related crimes,” added Sitole.

Lloyd M’bwana
Lloyd M’bwanahttps://www.maravipost.com
I'm a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource (LUANAR)'s Environmental Science graduate (Malawi) and UK's ICM Journalism and Media studies scholar. Also University of Malawi (UNIMA) Library Science Scholar. I have been The Malawi Country Manager and duty editor for the Maravi Post since 2019. My duty editor’s job is to ensure that the news is covered properly, that it is delivered on time, and that it is created to the standards set out in the editorial guidelines of the Maravi Post.
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