SA's most wanted arrested

2011-05-13 08:11

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Beitbridge - One of South Africa's most wanted criminals, Bongani Moyo, was arrested on Thursday night near the Beitbridge border post in Limpopo, police and Crime Line said.

"Moyo, 29, the alleged leader of a notorious bank robbery gang was nabbed near Beitbridge border post in Limpopo shortly before 23:00," Crime Line spokesperson Yusuf Abramjee said.

Last week, the SAPS and Crime Line jointly released photographs of four of the country's most wanted.

Moyo has been linked to some 35 bank robberies. He escaped from the Boksburg prison in March. Police described him as "dangerous".

"I can confirm that Moyo was arrested near the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe. He is a Zimbabwean national. It is clear to us he tried to make a run," said Gauteng police spokesperson, Colonel Nevile Malila.

"I'm thrilled. Well done to the special team of detectives who were tasked to track down Moyo and his accomplices. They worked around the clock following up on the many leads of the public," provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros said.

"I also congratulate the public for passing on information to Crime Line and Crime Stop. You have done your moral and your civic duty. We salute you," said Petros.

"There is still one more wanted on the run, Victor Baloyi. The hunt for him is continuing and it's only a question of time before we have him," he added.

On Sunday evening police arrested Khumbulani (K.B) Sibanda, age 37, and his cousin Thabane (Ogies) Sibanda, 27, during a raid in Johannesburg. Four other people, including a prison warder, were also arrested.

"The public, the media, and the cops were outstanding. Within a week of releasing 4 photos of the most wanted, three of them were nabbed," head of the anonymous tip-off service Crime Line, Yusuf Abramjee, said.

"This shows what we can achieve if we all work together. Each and every tip-off was followed-up by the police. Thank you to the public for breaking your silence," he said.

Abramjee also congratulated the police for their "clever detective work" and for following up on the many tip-offs. We now have three fugitives off our streets.

Anyone with information on the last fugitive on the run can sms Crime Line on 32211 or call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

- SAPA

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