Most wanted caught after seeking treatment

2011-05-13 08:52

Bongani Moyo, one of South Africa’s most wanted criminals, was arrested near the Beitbridge border post in Limpopo when he returned for medical treatment, police said today.

Colonel Neville Malila said it was believed Moyo (29) had fled to his native country, Zimbabwe, for three days but had tried to return to South Africa for “urgent medical attention”.

He would not disclose what was wrong with him, saying this was part of the investigation.

Moyo was arrested just before 11pm yesterday after police received information on his whereabouts.

Police described Moyo as “dangerous” and linked to some 35 bank robberies.

He escaped from Boksburg prison in March.

“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.

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

Anyone with information on the last fugitive, Victor Baloyi, can SMS Crime Line on 32211 or call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

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