Reward offered after murder accused accidentally released

2013-09-16 15:11

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KwaZulu-Natal police have offered a R15 000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an alleged murderer who was accidentally released from custody because of a clerical error.

Lebo Sibisi allegedly robbed and murdered a man in Umbilo, Durban, on September 14 2012, said Captain Thulani Zwane.

“Two suspects, including Sibisi, were arrested following police investigations and the release of (Sibisi) on bail was successfully opposed in the Durban Magistrates’ Court.”

Following a separate court appearance on January 23 this year, a clerical error occurred and Sibisi’s detention warrant incorrectly showed R5 000 was required for his release.

“The bail amount was paid and (Sibisi) was later freed by the authorities. He never appeared in court after his release and a warrant for his arrest was issued,” said Zwane.

Sibisi was believed to be in hiding in the Eastern Cape.

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