Cop praised for nailing killer

2012-07-05 09:16

Johannesburg - A high court judge praised the actions of a Johannesburg policeman whose dedication and perseverance resulted in the arrest and conviction of an extremely dangerous criminal.

The Sowetan reported that Warrant Officer Mishack Makhubu stopped Nyiko Ubisi at a roadblock and did a police database search, seeing that the man was wanted for rape and murder.

A docket with evidence against Ubisi had however gone missing in 2005, so Makhubu had to start the investigation from scratch, but all of it paid off when Ubisi was found guilty on 6 of the 16 charges he faced.

These included rape and the murder of a woman.

Acting Judge Harold Knopp praised Makhubu for his hard work and said the case would never have gone to trial if it had not been for his dedication.

  • gareth.perkins.52 - 2012-07-05 09:23

    Give that man a Bells!!!!!

  • armand.horn.58 - 2012-07-05 09:25

    Give that man a Bell's!

  • BlaqMe - 2012-07-05 09:34

    Good work Officer! Well done. I wish all men and women in blue were as dedicated as you are! We would now be having less than 1% of crime in South Africa!

  • gregory.wellsclifton - 2012-07-05 09:36

    Sir - more more more. We need more like you! And thanks to the Judge for acknowledging the man's tireless effort. Heartwarming story for a change.

  • Ndivhuho Munyai - 2012-07-05 09:46

    Give that man a Bells!

  • su.quinn.5 - 2012-07-05 09:48

    Well done Sir! Excellent work! You have my undying devotion for taking this murdering rapist off our streets. Lets now pray that our prisons will keep him where he belongs.

  • Christopher - 2012-07-05 09:48

    Credit where credit is due! Well done Makhubu! how would you like to filter your values and philosphies through the rest of your ogranization. More cops like you and we may call when we need help in the future! Proudly south african moment:)

  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-07-05 09:53

    ayeye!!! We NEED more men like this. courageous,willing and patriotic putting his life on the line to protect SA from scum.

  • charlesglass1895 - 2012-07-05 10:00

    Well done Mishack Makhubu. You have temporarily restored my faith in our police force. Proudly South African today.

  • jomardl - 2012-07-05 10:07

    Well done, sir!

  • dianne.neyt - 2012-07-05 10:35

    Score 1 for the Cop - 0 for the Crim. Well done!

  • Sasha - 2012-07-05 10:48

    Wish there were more stories like this.

  • kasiboy55 - 2012-07-05 12:48

    News24 should have uploaded his picture instead of some random wooden hammer.

  • Nigel - 2012-07-05 13:06

    Well done. This is what we want to hear, and more of it please. Excellent work.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-07-05 20:53

    Do your job and get praised...heybo.

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