More nabbed after top criminals found

2011-05-09 13:40

Johannesburg - Four more people, including a prison warder, were arrested on Monday, just a day after the arrests of two of South Africa's most wanted criminals, Gauteng police said.

Colonel Neville Malila said the warder helped the wanted men escape. The other three were arrested for aiding and abetting a known criminal.

Earlier this week police asked the public to help track down the country's four most wanted criminals: Khumbulani Sibanda, a man known only as "Ogies", Bongani Mojo and Victor Baloyi.

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

Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said Sibanda and Ogies were arrested during a police raid at a house in Orange Grove on Sunday. A Zimbabwean man was shot dead during the raid.

Bank robbery clothes found in house

"We [The police] got information that Sibanda was in a house in Orange Grove," he said at the time.

"When police got [to] 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 shown was wearing in a bank's closed circuit television footage, 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, him and Ogies were found in another flat on the street and arrested."

Sibanda, 37, was wanted in connection with 13 bank robberies and was thought to be an accomplice of Mojo. They escaped from Boksburg prison on the same day.

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

  • saabnut - 2011-05-09 13:43

    A prison warder- now there's a surprise. I wonder which government department he can look forward to running after his redeployment...

      BoneCollectR - 2011-05-09 15:00

      Really now, guys. Can you not appreciate anything done by the police. Please give them a break and encourage them to do more of the good stuff. Honestly now, this is not fair...

      Together - 2011-05-09 15:16

      Most important question in SA right now: where did all the money go? Seriously - millions and millions in transit heists - where has it gone?

      Krush - 2011-05-09 19:24

      AA at its best.

  • Protest - 2011-05-09 13:55

    Top criminals carry names like Sheryl Cwele's. They are getting protected. This story is actually about the fall guy lower down the criminal ranks.

      Together - 2011-05-09 15:17

      Most important question in SA right now: where did all the money go? Seriously - millions and millions in transit heists - where has it gone? It might help the true-blue cops to figure out what's going on in the SA crime world.

  • Eduard_Khil - 2011-05-09 14:01

    this would never happen in Australia, the system there works from the start

      MacDaKnife - 2011-05-09 14:04

      Dream on Eduard

      GinSA1 - 2011-05-09 14:04

      If you aren't already there, please go, now. Don't look back, and definitely don't come back. Go shag a sheep and leave us to our crime!

      Eric - 2011-05-09 14:20

      Australia, the land of milk and honney..... Dont go there man your kids are going to sound funny

      Grimmy - 2011-05-09 14:21

      Think before you speak.

      Thangy - 2011-05-09 14:24

      @Eduard_Khil Stop being so naive, prisoners break out in every country aided or not!

      Evon - 2011-05-09 14:39

      Hey Eduard, Do you not read a news paper then read internet SA family will never be the same and others. Dream on.

      AJ - 2011-05-09 14:55

      Thats coz Australia had a head start...that country was used as a prison for convicts ;-)

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-09 15:31

      @Eric. LOL. am going home(time off), you made my day.

      NowOrNever - 2011-05-09 15:42

      At Grimmy. Amazing how you had to go as far back as 30th January 2007 to get a simmilar story in Ausie news. Jelous?

      Kevin King - 2011-05-09 16:18

      @ Grimmy, what a joke! about 260 people are murdered every year in Os compared to Interpols 89 per day in SA. How many murderers out of that measily number manage to escape? Maybe 1, 2 max? Who cares how corrupt they are, what impact will their corruption have?

      123blokmysel - 2011-05-09 18:01

      Ag gaan spring in die see jou eelt !!!

      motsokwane - 2011-05-09 18:37

      Yeh! Australia is a British prison,you are all prisoners there.Jou gat.

  • rusteemax - 2011-05-09 14:08

    wow...what a twist, they managed to catch them 9 days before the municipal convenient...

  • MJ - 2011-05-09 14:10

    Job well done to the arresting officers and members of community,together we can fight crime.

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-09 15:33


  • Chewbacca - 2011-05-09 14:11

    Too bad they weren't all shot dead

  • Nawe - 2011-05-09 14:11

    Corrupt white prison warders. Probably the last bunch left from the N.P Gov

      Eric - 2011-05-09 14:23

      I thought Prisons where earmarked for "BEE" candidates

      Slayer - 2011-05-09 14:51

      Back under your bridge troll!

      Educated - 2011-05-09 15:59

      Nope the last of the NP have joined the anc, didn't you know?

      Ray - 2011-05-09 16:14

      Where do you find white warders? If there are any "bunches" left of this extinct phenomenon,just the way in which you refer to "white", makes you a RACIST of extreme proportion. You are the the type of ass-hole that are capable of inducing so much emotion in non-racist people, that they could possibly become racist against your type!

  • Born To Fish - 2011-05-09 14:30

    Just before the elections....

  • Paul - 2011-05-09 14:55


  • Ray - 2011-05-09 15:01

    Conveniently, an illegal immigrant gets killed, but our "most wanted" and probably very dangerous criminals are unscathed? It does not make sense for this Zimbabwean to have started shooting at the police. Sounds like some cop could'nt shoot straight or could not resist the temptation to shoot and kill someone?

      Kgwadi - 2011-05-09 15:35


      Ray - 2011-05-09 16:23

      Is the no-fingerprint thing a genetic disorder? My son commutes by train and had on many occasion witnessed non Zimbabwean, LOCAL barbarians throwing their own out of trains because they refused to hand over a CEL.PNONE!

      Gazza11 - 2011-05-10 08:50

      Kgwadi they are still your brothers.

  • Craig44 - 2011-05-09 15:04

    Why not just execute these scumbags immediately?? It is clear that they are not rehabilitatable. Why should my tax money pay for their boarding and lodging for the rest of his miserable existance? Public execution sounds about right. - 2011-05-09 15:44

      I suggest public executions be held in those fancy soccer stadiums we spent billions on. Now that would be money well spent and would provide some entertainment AND education for the masses. Make public executions the curtain raisers to the big sports matches.

  • Craig44 - 2011-05-09 15:09

    @Nawe... I am convinced that you are payed by News 24 to make controversial comments. Cause no person/Homosapien could be as stupid as your comments make you out to be.

  • DebbyLou - 2011-05-09 15:21

    GO SAPS!!! Hard work in very difficult circumstances ... BoneCollectR I agree 101% with you

  • Cui Bono - 2011-05-09 16:14

    Why do we continue to import our criminals .. just recently we have seen a Nigerian drug trafficker and now Zimbabwean bank robbers .. We wshould be more selective about who we allow in the country

  • pawsaw - 2011-05-09 16:21

    Well done to the cops not just for recapturing the escapees but for taking out the Zimbabwean who tried to obstruct justice and still getting two of the four as well as other accomplices. Pity the bank robbers were too chicken to stand their ground or maybe they had no weapons yet. Would have saved the taxpayers some money to just take them out with the Zimbabwean.

  • Zwai - 2011-05-10 09:04

    Bloody Zimbabweans and Nigerians and Pakistanis and Chinese and East Europeans...bloody hell. Who's next to come here and cause hell...Australians?

      BLACKMAMBA - 2011-05-10 12:55

      u forgot the british,dutch,germans,spaniards,portugese,they are criminals too

  • Mathekga - 2011-05-10 09:49

    I do not understand why is this blamed on government or Affirmative Action. Who’s said blacks are the only people who can be linked to crime? Constrictive criticism with facts will be highly appreciated.

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