KZN cops offer reward for freed murderer

2013-09-16 14:46

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Johannesburg - KwaZulu-Natal police on Monday 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 14 September 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 Magistrate's Court."

Following a separate court appearance on 23 January 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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