Alleged violent criminal re-arrested

2012-06-12 17:37
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Johannesburg - A man linked to 13 violent crimes has been re-arrested after he escaped from the Protea Glen police cells in Soweto, police said on Tuesday.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said police cornered Sifiso Kunene at Nancefield hostel on Monday.
He tried to run away after police spotted his car at the hostel.

"He was shot and wounded in the leg during the arrest, and is under police guard at a local hospital," Dlamini said.

Kunene escaped from police cells on April 22, after he appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on April 19.

He was scheduled to be taken to Paulpietersburg in KwaZulu-Natal to face two murder and several armed robbery charges.

Dlamini said Kunene was accused of murdering a policewoman during an ATM bombing in Kliptown, of six ATM bombings in Gauteng between September and October 2011, and of murder and an ATM bombing in Mondlo, KwaZulu-Natal.

He would now also be charged with escaping from custody.

Investigations were continuing as police believed Kunene might have been involved in other crimes after his escape, said Dlamini.

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