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SA's most wanted arrested

2011-05-13 08:11

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.

Comments
  • Monde - 2011-05-13 08:18

    where is the money???

      Liar.com - 2011-05-13 08:24

      i think the money is for the SAPS to better their lying/cheating as this is their loot/reward for doing absolutely nothing

  • Marcell - 2011-05-13 08:23

    Pity it is not Shaik, rattle and the ancestor.

  • Liar.com - 2011-05-13 08:23

    Well done SAPS (1 less vote for the ANC) but i think the money has been spent on buying DA supporters over to the ANC...

      Sello - 2011-05-13 08:57

      This thing has nothing to do with DA or the ANC. Stop making stupid comments. Grow up. If you have no comment to make, just shut up. The police are trying to do their job and we all should congradulate them and stop being childish.

  • Peacock - 2011-05-13 08:28

    And what has happened about the people who let him escape in the first place?

      kaMazibuko - 2011-05-13 08:35

      There were arrested last week.....

  • Craig44 - 2011-05-13 08:29

    C'mon SAPS!!! Could'nt you have shot the bastard???. Why must I give my tax money to house and clothe this scumbag???.. With the current state of the prison system, he will escape again and it starts all over again. He can't be rehabilitated... End his existance and allow the ordanary law abiding South African peace of mind.

  • mmosete - 2011-05-13 08:38

    i don't deny the fact that south africa has its own criminals but in most cases it is the zimbabweans nationals , people are forced to leave with this criminals in townships and when they try to drive them away it is called zenophobia

  • Sean - 2011-05-13 08:41

    Roll up, place your bets here... How long before this thug is free due to a "lost Docket", corruption or other act of gross incompetence? It is unfortunate, that the good police work we have heard about in this week alone, will not be rewarded with suitable sentences for these netted gangsters. I have a leaning towards Craig44's solution for criminal scum.

  • tiaan_koole - 2011-05-13 08:41

    Well done SAPS ... give credit where credit is due these are here to protect and serve us and this is a fine example

  • Shai-hulud - 2011-05-13 08:43

    Yes well done SAPS, but... 1) How did he escape from prison in the first place... and 2) why do Zimbabwean criminals cross our borders so easily?

  • kaMazibuko - 2011-05-13 08:45

    Congratulations SAPS.....

  • Rover_ZA - 2011-05-13 08:46

    Good job!

  • SilentGenius - 2011-05-13 08:51

    Well done to the SAPS - for a job well done - we still have excellent police officials and detectives serving our country - thank you. Put on your next MOST WANTED list of people on the crimeline website.

  • Thembisile - 2011-05-13 08:55

    Criminals are doing as they please in South Africa.

      taitminx - 2011-05-13 09:23

      i guess its because they is too much corruption in South Africa.

      JMan - 2011-05-13 09:42

      They're just following their leader's example...sad but true. :/

  • Coin - 2011-05-13 08:56

    great! Now they just need to tell us who is responsible for the systematic murder of white South African farmers!

      Barry - 2011-05-13 09:26

      3rd force

      carjan - 2011-05-13 14:30

      Try to get an explanation for this, Coin

  • Sello - 2011-05-13 08:59

    Good work SAPS. Keep it up.

  • anthro45@24.com - 2011-05-13 09:09

    The most wanted people in SA is Zuma and his cabinet. It should be easy to arrest them. Their photos are up on the poles already.

      Michael - 2011-05-13 09:56

      Maybe anthrax can shut you up!

      Ouman - 2011-05-13 10:05

      They're always up the pole !! As for fears of the forebears' punishment for not voring ANC I have the ultimate remedy: I sell bricks - place your bed on four of them and the tokoloshe won't be able to harass you in bed!

  • Dave - 2011-05-13 09:12

    Can't anyone see something possitive in their lives, 3 baddies are off the streets, a warder has been arrested, most probably for helping them escape, c'on, get the negative s@#$# out of your heads,

  • Queteepie - 2011-05-13 09:23

    Officers in blue, you guys rock!!!!!! Proud to be the wife of an SAPS member.

  • TRYTRAP - 2011-05-13 09:25

    His capture all planned by himself.It got too hot for him outside, now he can carry on his criminal business as usual under protection of the correctional services.

  • wikus venter - 2011-05-13 09:31

    20 million to go.

  • Stylin - 2011-05-13 09:34

    Its rather strange that I can't read the DA article> Anyone else having this problem??

  • cal learnmore - 2011-05-13 09:34

    the police have done well.l am from zim and it hurts to feel unwanted by southafricans.we have found a home here just like you as a south african has moved from ekhaya to the city.Not al of us are bad and WE REALLY DIDNT COME HERE TO affect the way you live.GOOD JOB SAPS.

      gossipgirl58 - 2011-05-13 09:58

      It's true that not all from Zim are bad but unfortunately with so much crime in South Africa people are fed up and if Zimbabweans are convicted of crimes it raises more resentment against foreigners....sad but true........ and further to this many of the farm killings have been attributed to mozambicians which just adds fuel to the fire. Nigerians have created a drug hell for many parents in this country. I am not saying that locals are not reponsible for crime ,we also have our fair share of criminals but it has got worst since foreigners arrived here.

      makgala - 2011-05-13 10:29

      Add to this puzzle the Czech fugitives, Polish assasins, Britons on honeymoon, some visiting rugby players on rape orgies, eiishh the list is endless. Cant wait for the wknd to go tshisa some nyama,wors & pap (& 4get all these). Great work to the SAPS. At least 3 scams off the streets for now.Am 100% behind you in fighting crime.

      Thokozela - 2011-05-13 13:15

      It's sad really and thanks to SAPS. Deal with these criminals including the police who help them escape. As bad as the situation in Zim was, we also have foreigners in our country including South Africans. Deal with those who commit crimes. It is not right whether local or not.

  • neo_acheron - 2011-05-13 09:49

    Great work guys! One less bloody agent to worry about!

  • wychwood - 2011-05-13 10:05

    I'm confused. Knows that he's 'a most wanted person'. Escapes South Africa by fleeing back across the border to his homeland (Zimbabwe). Yet returns to South Africa for 'urgent medical attention'.....and gets caught. Perhaps he was suffering from severe amnesia ? Well done to the SAPS for getting him...again. Please don't let him go...again.

  • witboy - 2011-05-13 10:16

    He is lucky he was not found in KZN because the pigs there just kill the suspects

      makgala - 2011-05-13 10:31

      what pigs manje?

      Queteepie - 2011-05-13 10:39

      Pigs??? These are so called "pigs" are also becoming targets and having their lives taken away leaving wives/husbands and children. Gee you know how to wind me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • thetruth - 2011-05-13 10:19

    Set this moyo character on Zille---he would have found alot of taxpayers money on her---some of it from the private jet she hired last week at the taxpayers expense to canvas for the racist party she leads---and maybe she would have made him one of her many ou's as she sleeps with many of her party members

      Shai-hulud - 2011-05-13 10:33

      You are such a child. Very petty and spiteful. The wouldn't regognize the truth if it kicked you in the balls.

      trompie - 2011-05-13 10:38

      Yeah yeah you spout so many lies it is REALLY difficult not to believe them!! Now go and collect your fee from the ANC publication office for a job poorly done!!!

  • joeguy - 2011-05-13 10:20

    Makes you think what is possible if there was just greater publicity given to the information that the SAPS have already on a more regular basis!

  • fracham - 2011-05-13 10:22

    Is a he an ANC candidate for the local elections?

  • carla123 - 2011-05-13 10:29

    so happy the police found them they are truely dangerous weaponed men they robbed a guy outside mt company it was not a pleasant happening to see. they were so good they followed him from the bank grabbed him outside our door took an undisclosed amount in 4 seconds!!!!

  • trompie - 2011-05-13 10:34

    Well done to you SAPS - now get the last one and we can start a new list for you to work on!!!

  • trompie - 2011-05-13 10:35

    Congratulations on a job well done guys - now get the next top 100 off the streets and into the prisons!!!

  • Yasr - 2011-05-13 11:56

    Ag I miss the days when the police were the biggest bankrobbers, eh Stander?

  • RobMatDen - 2011-05-13 13:53

    you could have rather shot and killed him,now us taxpayers have to accommodate him.

      goyougoodthing - 2011-05-13 15:18

      Good idea. Why don't we vote on the net or by SMS 1. Put him in jail and pay him to sleep. 2. Spend R25 and put a bullet in

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-05-13 13:54

    I thought SA's most wanted were head of the ANCYL, the President and a guy out on Medical Parole?

  • Dylan Swanepoel - 2011-05-13 14:55

    Good work! :) Right on time aye!

  • wychwood - 2011-05-13 15:29

    SA's Most Wanted ? We (the People of SA) want 1 An Honest Respectable President 2 A Functional Minister of Police 3 A Finance Minister who will create jobs 'for all' not just their Party's elite 4 A ANCYL Leader who is not a racist p*g 5 A Parliament not made up of 'trough feeding politicians' 6 A Executive Mayor of Johannesburg who will get me proper electricity bills on time each month 5 A safe and prosperious future for us all and for future generation

  • wychwood - 2011-05-13 15:32

    SA's Most Wanted ? We (the People of SA) want 1 An Honest Respectable President 2 A Functional Minister of Police 3 A Finance Minister who will create jobs 'for all' not just their Party's elite 4 A ANCYL Leader who is not a racist p*g 5 A Parliament not made up of 'trough feeding politicians' 6 A Executive Mayor of Johannesburg who will get me proper electricity bills on time each month 5 A safe and prosperious future for us all and for future generations

  • Tipsy kay chishakwe - 2011-05-14 08:00

    Come on saps how can we congradulate you for capturing a sick man when he was healthy he eluded u n ur long arm of the law what happened to interpool,n ey stop making jail a comfy place for criminals its suposed to be a place one wouldnt want to go back

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