Fugitive caught after a year on the run

2012-09-27 18:59
(Picture: AP)

(Picture: AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A man believed to be a wanted criminal was arrested and brought back into South Africa after a year on the run, Mpumalanga police said on Thursday.

Colonel Leonard Hlathi said they found Mvelo Robert Mazibuko, 33, on Wednesday at a hide-out in Mozambique.

"It has been a year since he escaped whilst under police guard at Shongwe Hospital [in Malelane]."

"[He] was detained for a series of crimes including murder, house robberies and car hijacking," said Hlathi.

Mazibuko would appear in the Nkomazi Magistrate's Court soon, where he would face an additional charge of escaping from lawful custody.

- SAPA
Read more on:    mozambique  |  mbombela  |  southern africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

GOODBYE SAPA

2015-03-31 22:33

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
6 ways to stay safe at home and on the road 2015-03-27 15:39

These Easter holidays, take these precautions to keep your home and family safe.

/Africa
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to discriminate, criticise and over analyse things today which can leave everybody feeling a little bit unsure...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.