After almost two years in custody, Dimitri Du Toit was sentenced to 27 years direct imprisonment in the Hermanus Regional court for his crime spree.
On 26 November 2020, the then 31-year-old, broke into a house in Stanford, he kidnapped a 57-year-old man and drove to Gansbaai with him in his car. He attempted hijacking three vehicles in Gansbaai, the victim managed to flee and Du Toit was arrested on the same day by Gansbaai detectives in Pearly Beach. During the investigation it was revealed that the accused had broken into another house in Stanford before the 57-year-old man’s house.
The accused was convicted on five charges; robbery with aggravating circumstances, kidnapping, attempted robbery with aggravating circumstances, housebreaking with intent to commit a crime unknown to the state and housebreaking with intent to steal.
On Thursday 17 November 2022, he was sentenced to 27 years in prison, 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances, 10 years for kidnapping of which five will run concurrently with the 15 years. Additionally, he was sentenced to seven years direct imprisonment for attempted robbery with aggravating circumstances. For housebreaking with intent to commit a crime unknown to the state and housebreaking with intent to steal he was sentenced to five years which will run concurrently with the seven years.
The Western Cape Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile applauds the exceptional investigation carried out by Detective Sergeant Mark Fourie of Stanford Detectives which led to the successful conviction of Du Toit.

Source: South African Police Service