SA's most wanted arrested
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
"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
"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