2 of SA's most wanted criminals arrested

2011-05-08 22:48

Johannesburg - Two of South Africa's most wanted criminals were arrested in Johannesburg on Sunday, the Hawks said.

Spokesperson McIntosh Polela said Khumbulani Sibanda and a man whose name was unknown but was referred to by some as "Ogies", were arrested after police raided a house in Orange Grove.

A Zimbabwean national was shot dead during the raid.

"We [police] got information that Sibanda was in a house in Orange Grove. When police got the house a man pulled out a gun and started shooting at police and that was when he was shot dead. His passport indicated that he was a Zimbabwean national," Polela said.

Sibanda's clothes, which he was wearing on the CCTV footage police had, were found in the next room.

"He [Sibanda] had managed to sneak out of the house either during the raid or just before," he said.

"A while later he and Ogies were found in another flat on the street and arrested."

Sibanda, 37, and Ogies were named as some of the country's most wanted, "dangerous", criminals by Gauteng police.

Sibanda was wanted in connection with 13 bank robberies and was allegedly an accomplice to another wanted criminal Bongani Mojo. He had escaped from Boksburg prison the same day Mojo did.

Ogies was wanted in connection with bank robberies and it was suspected that he was an accomplice of Mojo and Sibanda.

Last week police asked the public to help track down the four most wanted criminals, Sibanda, Mojo , Ogies and Victor Baloyi.

The men had been linked to scores of bank robberies, cash-in-transit heists and murders.

  • G.du Plessis - 2011-05-08 23:13

    Good job - arrest some more!

      Creeky - 2011-05-09 07:07

      The said criminals will now be "PROMOTED" to Lootfreely House... and get given Window Offices on the top floor! These are ANC EXECUTIVES IN THE MAKING!!!

  • barry.mcbride - 2011-05-09 00:02

    Is it necessary to put “dangerous” in inverted commas in this case?

      barry.mcbride - 2011-05-09 00:04

      meant double-inverted commas!

  • karsten.kaminski - 2011-05-09 00:15

    You not getting confused with an apostrophe?

  • Gaanake - 2011-05-09 00:32

    ...And you said the police did not work hard! Congats to them and of course, for shooting the right person this time.

  • wcslater - 2011-05-09 00:52

    Credit where credit is due...well done!

  • Marcell - 2011-05-09 04:18

    Didn't know that Zuma was arrested. When?

  • Marcell - 2011-05-09 06:57

    The right place were raided. The right people were shot AND arrested. What is going on? Can we have this everyday/time and not only when there is an election?

  • Mycol Joe - 2011-05-09 07:41

    criminals belong in hell, letthem go just there.

  • Coin - 2011-05-09 07:42

    Too little too late. How many business owners, transit officers, home owners, etc., are no longer with us? How many jobs were lost as a result of owners shutting shop and fleeing? This is political propoganda - we all know these thugs will be out sooner than later. In the meantime they'll sit and plan from inside and even cast a vote when it's election time.

      makgala - 2011-05-09 09:39

      its not too little too late. u r still alive coz the cops have taken out these criminals b4 the same criminals take u out. give credit where its due

  • OldSA - 2011-05-09 07:52

    Gen. Cele's position is in danger. These guys can lead the mob much better than him. Wonder what position was earmarked (high potential candidates for succession planning)for these guys?

  • alexander.lombard - 2011-05-09 08:04

    Good Job

  • Wow! - 2011-05-09 08:24

    Hurry, hurry lets get them in jail. Then we can release them with the next amnesty run.

  • kaMazibuko - 2011-05-09 08:47

    Congratulations to the General's Men. The anti-South Africa support group can't even congratulate and leave it at that #agents

  • edmead - 2011-05-09 10:11

    @creeky agree with you completely. they will also receive a war vets pension for being such big brave warriors.

  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-05-09 10:26

    Glad that they were caught, it just amazes me that when it comes to money and so called 'white collar' crimes, the bad guys are almost always caught... Now if only they can apply the same tactics that caught these guys to the other criminals. (rapists, murderers, government officials)

  • moderfontein - 2011-05-09 12:00

    Orange Grove, once a lovely area to live in , but now like most of inner Johannesburg a cess pit of crime and grime . If only one could travel back in time to the good old days , when you could walk from the city centre to the suburbs at any time of day without fear of being robbed or murdered . Ah well that change for you.

  • juriekat - 2011-05-09 13:10

    Nice but it would have been better if they were shot dead during the raid then they wouldn't have been a problem anymore. Those two are probably such big cowards that they were already face down, hands behind their backs when the police came into the second apartment. Such a shame they didn't try to go out in glory. Killed would have been much better in place of arrested in the title.

      ndosithemba - 2011-09-09 11:54

      No need 2 shot them chief they have already caught them whats the use, its fine we can c that police are working. The heist money is insured they are 2 pay it back.

  • RAYSEMBE - 2011-05-09 14:24

    Job well done lock them inside the cage.

  • Wendy - 2011-05-09 20:40

    Well done Bones :) Another 2 under your belt.

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