'Most wanted' man nabbed in Port Alfred

2012-12-28 22:00

Johannesburg - A "most wanted" man was among several people arrested in Port Alfred this week, Eastern Cape police said on Friday.

The highly sought after man was arrested on Wednesday after being on the run following an armed robbery in June. He was also linked to several other robberies in the area.

"The suspect had been wanted for robbing a tavern at Ekuphumleni in Kenton-On-Sea... He and [two other] suspects robbed the tavern's barman at knife-point," said police spokesperson Luvuyo Mjekula.

One man was arrested shortly after the robbery while a third suspect was still on the run.

The men would face a charge of robbery.

In a separate incident, an underage boy was arrested for theft and housebreaking on Thursday after being caught red-handed.

"[Police] who were on patrol at about 09:00 spotted a boy carrying suspicious items. When he saw the police, he started running and police gave chase," said Mjekula.

Laptops, cameras and cellphones worth around R15 000 were recovered from the minor.

It was believed that he had broken into two houses in the area.

In another incident, two men were arrested on Thursday for the murder of a 65-year-old man.

The man was stabbed to death on Tuesday and his body was found dumped on a gravel road.

"Possible crucial evidence was also recovered [and] police are now looking to arrest a third suspect," said Mjekula.

The men would face charges of murder.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-12-28 22:27

    Good! Another piece of trash off the streets...for now!

      Gary Paxton - 2012-12-28 23:21

      Tipies vandag se moordenaars, sal net altyd die oudste geslag aanval omdat hulle pisgatte is en sal weg hardloop as dit ieman is wat terug baklei. Hulle verdien om terug gesteek te word.

      bullet.proof.9400 - 2012-12-29 10:11

      I thought it was Zuma

  • Stefan Erasmus - 2012-12-28 22:51

    Well boys if you do somethings right we must say it.......WELL DONE.

      daniel.mugobo - 2012-12-29 03:47

      a man in debt always caught in net

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-12-28 23:10

    Tsotsi on de looze

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-12-28 23:32

    Kots in n tuimeldroer

  • allan.rosenberg.752 - 2012-12-29 01:17

    I'm intriguied at how these headlines focus on someone arrested for robbery then a secondary story about a kid found with stolen items and then ..... Oh by the way, we might also mention a line about a 65 yo man who was murdered way back on Tuesday. Life is obviously worthless in SA as this story portrays.

      antonie.cblintvelt - 2012-12-29 02:55

      I was thinking the same thing.

      digger.dighead - 2012-12-29 05:42

      Yes agreed, can’t get my head around the "most wanted"… for robbing a tavern barman at knife point?? A little lost here....that's considered a misdemeanor in SA not even worth reporting to the police!

  • sarel.brits - 2012-12-29 05:18

    Sorry the piece of cr@p did not resist arrest so that he could be sent on to his ancestors. Now he will need a legal advice and we have to feed him.

  • mart.botha - 2012-12-29 05:41

    JAIL, NO BAIL ! Will South Africans please stand up and be counted. We are sick and tired of crooks, crime and corruption. 2013 must be the year that the good people triumph over the evil people....we must 'take them down' if our children are to live in a world without unnecessary fears.

      hein.huyser - 2012-12-29 21:16

      Agreed, start at the top

      Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-30 21:32

      Mantlekilo im with you buddy.

  • ApSoLuT1 - 2012-12-29 07:22

    Laptops, cameras and cellphones worth around R15 000 were recovered from the minor, u can really tell that this happened in EC. How many 'cellphones' and 'laptops' would amount to that amount? Its probably a bunch of Nokia 1100's and 3310's. Great work SAPS, now can u pls arrest the police who murdered our brothers in Marikana?

  • jimi.harrison.7 - 2012-12-29 07:33

    Most wanted man for robbing a tavern??? But a murderer is arrested by chance and HE is not wanted???? can kill but not steal or rod???? That's compertion for the cops!

  • Modikoe.Elias.Ramongana - 2012-12-29 07:38

    Great job toy cops,but the most wanted u took 6months to finaly arrest him,that's poor.

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-12-29 08:27

    An alternative to the penal colony idea is to introduce Singapores legal and justice systems. From Driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. In Singapore, you can be arrested for jaywalking, littering, or spitting. Singapore has a mandatory caning sentence for vandalism offenses. Authorities in Singapore may also impose caning for immigration violations and other offenses There are no jury trials in Singapore. Judges hear cases and decide sentencing. The Government of Singapore does not provide legal assistance except in capital cases. Now that could shake many people into decent behaviours, or dispose of them in the process!

      allan.rosenberg.752 - 2012-12-29 10:34

      @Rob.....sounds like a good idea but in SA, the legal system has become a business of its own with laws to safeguard against any easier and efficient processes that might leave certain departments or bodies out of our judiciary system. After all, they make the laws which are designed to include all the red tape jargon.

      gavin.came - 2012-12-29 15:33

      Sounds like a system that belongs in the days of apartheid. Who gives a State the right to cane its subjects, thank goodness our constitution would not allow these gross human rights abuses.

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2012-12-29 17:34

      gavin, if I was to break the law, I would far rather be caned if it was a "minor" offence than to go jail in SA. You speak of human rights for the offender, no mention of the victim, do they not have those rights? Article 30 states "Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein." That means you can't break the law of the land and try and use the human rights to get out of being punished. Punish the lawbreakers, if caning helps, then use it.

  • steven.m.armour - 2012-12-29 11:31

    Hang the buggers

      paul.cleverley.14 - 2012-12-29 12:52

      What, for robbery, the minor was probably just a stooge carrying the gear for an adult. Why not start a new Friday lunchtime show? Round up a few crims & boil them in oil?

  • annie.israel.50 - 2012-12-29 14:43

    "THE MOST WANTED MAN IN SOUTH AFRICA" is still to be caught, namely = ZUMA!!!

  • mfanah.radebe - 2012-12-30 03:55

    yinde lengalo yomthetho

  • diran.pillay - 2012-12-30 12:14

    Our most wanted criminal robbed a barman?

  • hein.holton - 2012-12-30 18:16


  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-30 21:29

    Something isnt correct here,the most wanted man or two are heads of state,well the one was.

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