Bottle spit DNA gets robber jail

18 August 2016 - 09:31

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.

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Please visit in your desktop to view our latest subscription options.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Sign In

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.