Isaac Tladi (33) was sentenced in the Bethal Regional Court on 30 June to 15 years’ imprisonment for robbing the Govan Mbeki municipal offices in Bethal.
The accused accosted and robbed Bethal municipal offices in 2015 when he broke the safe and took an undisclosed amount of money.
According to Capt Dineo Sekgotodi, spokesman of the Mpumalanga Hawks, no information about the suspect was available after the robbery.
The Hawks pursued the case and the suspect was later arrested.
Mpumalanga Provincial head, Major General Zodwa Mokoena acknowledged the incredible persistence attained by the investigating officer W/O Daniel Thembinkosi Nkambule.