Reward out for midlands’ most wanted suspect

2009-10-01 00:00

A WARRANT of arrest has been issued and a reward is being opffered for information leading to the arrest of KwaZulu-Natal midlands’ most wanted suspect, Gubevu Ndodi Hlongwane (40).

He is regarded as dangerous and the police have warned the public not to try to arrest Hlongwane, but to contact the nearest police.

His son is in custody awaiting trial for crimes that both men are believed to have committed.

Police spokesman Superintendent Muzi Mngomezulu said Hlongwane was previously arrested for his involvement in more than 10 cases in Ntabamhlophe area near Estcourt.

“Hlongwane was involved in six cases which were all committed at Ntabamhlophe area and was arrested in 2006. He was sentenced to two years for burglary and three years for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. On both cases, he was sentenced to correctional supervision.

“Cases of murder, armed robbery and two counts of rape and attempted murder were withdrawn against him due to the unavailability of the dockets at court. He was then released.

After his release, Hlongwane was allegedly involved in other crimes. “He committed three cases which include rape, another murder and armed robbery.

He is also a suspect in another murder, assault and arson case which was committed in the same area, Ntabamhlophe, during last month.

The police are appealing to anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Hlongwane to call Ntabamhlophe Police Station at 036 353 3434 or the station commissioner, Superinten­dent M. N. Radebe, at 082 418 2624, or Captain Mkhize at 082 462 9122 or 082 514 6617.

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