Westville detectives are investigating two cases of housebreaking business.
Police said this sentence will serve as a deterrent to other criminals.
It’s believed the suspects remote jammed the uMhlanga resident’s car while she went into the service station store.
This comes after two men were brutally killed by a mob in Pinetown.
The two men were spotted with the stolen drain covers in Stapleton Road.
Police have urged people who have been defrauded through fake tenders to come forward.
The alleged hijackers pulled a gold ring off the victims finger and ripped gold jewellery from her neck, before fleeing in her vehicle.
The Shadow Minister of Home Affairs, Haniff Hoosen MP, has undertaken to raise the issue with the Minister of Home Affairs.
A case of attempted murder was opened and is being investigated by Westville SAPS.
The same man was arrested earlier this year, he had been found guilty and sentenced to a short term in prison.
The accused was sentenced to five years imprisonment for each of the five counts of sexual assault and a term of life imprisonment for each of the four counts of rape.