Bottle spit DNA gets robber jail

18 August 2016 - 09:31 By SHAUN SMILLIE

Matota Sithole's thirst got him into trouble. The serial burglar left an empty cooldrink bottle at the scene of one of his crimes and this proved to be the key evidence that linked him to three other cases across the southern Cape.The SAPS forensics laboratory was able to extract Sithole's DNA from the bottle and last week he was sentenced to 15 years in jail in the Mossel Bay Regional Court.

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