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Mitchells Plain CPF concerned about drug dealer’s sentence

Clayton Afrika, who pleaded guilty to charges of drug dealing, was slapped with a ten-year prison sentence.

FILE: Picture: Freeimages.com.

CAPE TOWN - Mitchells Plain Community Policing Forum (CPF) says a notorious drug dealer should have been handed a stricter punishment.

Clayton Afrika, who pleaded guilty to charges of drug dealing, was slapped with a ten-year prison sentence, five of those years have been suspended while the other five will be served directly.

Afrika was arrested alongside five others after police discovered 3.2kg of tik worth an estimated R600,000 in their possession in May this year.

Afrika, however, pleaded guilty to all the charges, and the case against his five co-accused was withdrawn.

CPF chairperson Abie Isaacs says they want the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to appeal the sentencing.

“We welcome it, however we still have a concern around the severity of the case, in terms of what was handed down, specifically noting the fact that Mitchells Plain is one of the drugs areas where drugs are freely available. We’ll robustly engage with the NPA because it sends a wrong signal at the end of the day.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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