Mpumalanga's most wanted shot dead

2012-04-11 07:50

Mbombela - Two of Mpumalanga's most wanted criminals have been shot dead, police said on Tuesday.

Colonel Leonard Hlathi said Mathew Khundula, 30, was shot dead at Gudl'umgwenya Trust in Pienaar, near Mbombela on Monday.

"The suspect was sought for a series of crimes including house and business robberies, murder, rape, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition."

Police found him in a house in the area. When they arrived, Khundula shot at them. They retaliated.

"The suspect was shot and later died in the hospital."


In a separate incident, Bheki Magagula, 28, wanted for attempted murder, armed and house robberies, housebreaking, and theft was gunned down by police on Saturday. Magagula died during a shoot-out near Hazyview.

"In both incidents police recovered firearms used by the suspects."

Hlathi said the provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Thulani Ntobela, has called on two other wanted men, Douglas Mogakane and Mvelo Robert Mazibuko, to hand themselves over to police.

Mogakane is wanted for house robberies, ATM bombings, armed robberies, escaping from custody, rape, possession of stolen motor vehicles and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. He escaped from the Skukuza police cells late last year and has been on the run since then.

Mazibuko is wanted for murder, housebreaking, and possession of an unlicensed firearm. He escaped after being left unattended at the Shongwe Hospital near Malelane.

  • Thando - 2012-04-11 07:56

    Good news early in the morning

      Joe - 2012-04-11 08:10

      That's great news, no trial, no wasting of taxpayers money just good old justice

      Frank - 2012-04-11 08:17

      Indeed! I could wake up with this type of news daily! Eventually the trash was taken out!!

      John - 2012-04-11 08:31

      It's the way to do it, good work SAP,

      RObert - 2012-04-11 08:46

      Just kill all those thugs there,not innocent people.

      marumobongani - 2012-04-11 09:00

      lack of education is a cause of all this coming from poor uneducated family is more likely you may become one of this guys so all of you where blessed to have it the otherway around and you decide to make a mockery of such people instead of educating

      Elize - 2012-04-11 09:13

      @Marumobongani they have had 18 years to get an education and a job so stop using apartheid as an excause.

      Massey - 2012-04-11 10:04

      @Marumobobbojantjie, they had the opertunity for an education, but probably didn't go to school, cuase they where the idiots burning the schools down because of some stupid thing. Stop playing the victim, for the last 18years you people had all the oppertunities in the world for getting an education and a propper job. Because with our current reverse racism(BEE), only people like you may be hired in new positions. So there you go, all the oppertunities in the world. You are a lazy, incompetent leech blaming apartheid for everything.

      Nomsa - 2012-04-12 10:37

      Why police shot criminals is not a good news is a bed news why shot a good guy matthew khundula i know him is a good guy

  • lulama - 2012-04-11 08:04

    Good riddance...kill them DEAD.

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-04-11 08:05

    Good riddance!! Scum has no place on Earth..

  • Chris - 2012-04-11 08:11

    Escaped while left unattended? In my books that is walk away.

  • Chad - 2012-04-11 08:15

    Brilliant! My kind of Justice. Keep it up!

  • lsmkhwanaz - 2012-04-11 08:18

    I know that Matthew guy (knew him) i promise there will be celebrations all around. Good ridence doesn't even begin to cover it!!!

  • Rob - 2012-04-11 08:31

    Thanks SAPS !

  • tshianeoisaac - 2012-04-11 08:45

    Shot all criminal with firearm

  • motshekgetsi - 2012-04-11 08:45

    Now SAPS, please tackle the farm murders the same way...

      Rob - 2012-04-11 08:51

      Good man motshekgetsi.

  • Ian - 2012-04-11 08:51

    excellent news, give the cops who shot them a medal, knowing cANCer they will want them arrested

  • RObert - 2012-04-11 09:04

    A murder charge for that cop.

      william 2012 - 2012-04-11 09:32


      Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-11 09:56

      Robert you want the police to be charged for defending themselves against the two most wanted??? And you calling that murder

      Massey - 2012-04-11 11:18

      Why Robert, are they family of yours?? Leech.

  • william 2012 - 2012-04-11 09:33

    Give those cops a bell's...!!!!!!

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-11 09:52

    They got what they deserved!

  • Brigitte - 2012-04-11 09:58

    Not enough! Dave Foxon murdered by robbers in front of his pregnant wife and 2 small children last night. Lack of education is not the problem here, but severe lack of morals and hearts of evil. Hazyview police pretty useless, no night patrols as they have only one vehicle! Second incident in 2 days here - all the criminals have guns - the victims don't. It won't be long, I am afraid, before the community takes things into their own hands and then if you are in the wrong place and your face doesn't fit, you will be a target and more innocent people may be killed. And before anyone gets too excited, the Hazyview dorp is a multiracial residential area and ALL the residents are concerned with safety of their loved ones. How dare Zuma say that SA is 'safe'.

  • WigzellRM - 2012-04-11 10:37

    Well done to the police. That is the way to deal with this trash.

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      Massey - 2012-04-11 11:21

      WTF Jabu? your fingers puking??

  • Imran - 2012-04-11 11:21

    well done SAPS

  • Jabu - 2012-04-11 12:10

    May his soul go straight to hell. Where his ucle terreblach is waiting to sodomise him

  • vuyo.zuccherro.gqwaru - 2012-04-11 14:55

    If they hadn't been shot, our justice system would have failed so I say kudos to the cops for shooting to kill.

  • Clementine - 2012-04-30 23:05

    All the criminals have to be shot dead coz many people are loosin their families,furniture an vehicle...i think douglas regret now coz he have done many crimes,many peopl steal calln their selves douglas,if douglas do the way i think ,he wont be caught ,he wil end up givin himself to the police,coz in the world THERE IS NOTHING WITHOUT AN END.....

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