Eastern Cape fugitive nabbed in Durban

2015-07-09 12:00
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Durban- An Eastern Cape man who has been on the run for a decade was arrested during a joint police operation in Durban on Wednesday.  

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said Lungelo Lennox Jama, 39, was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday morning by the Flying Squad, Inanda Crime Intelligence and Sydenham police.   

“Jama has been on the wanted suspects list from 2005. He was wanted for murder, rape and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm that he allegedly committed in Duncan Village in the Eastern Cape.

“Police stormed into a shack in Kennedy Road at Sydenham armed with three warrants of arrest, searching for Jama,” said Zwane.  

He said the suspect fled his place of residence in 2005 to hide in the cluttered shacks in Kennedy Road, where he has been hiding ever since.

Jama, said Zwane, would frequently move from his shack to stay at with a girlfriend because he was aware that the police were on his tail.  

“He was caught by surprise in the early hours of yesterday when police pounced and apprehended him. He was detained in Sydenham police station and will be transported to Duncan Village to face the consequences for his actions,” said Zwane. 

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni praised police for arrest. “As the saying goes, crime does not pay. Let this be the lesson to others that, no matter how long ago the crime was committed, we will make sure that the perpetrator is captured and kept behind bars."

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