Police still investigating Moyo's escape

2011-08-11 15:38

Johannesburg - The investigation into alleged bank robber Bongani Moyo's escape from the Pretoria Regional Court was continuing on Thursday, Gauteng police said.

"We are still investigating. There are no details yet," Captain Katlego Mogale said.

"We will give information as and when we get it."

Moyo, who has allegedly been linked to more than 30 bank robberies, escaped on Wednesday.

This was his second escape this year. In March, the 29-year-old escaped from Boksburg Prison.

He was on crutches at the time of his second escape and was not locked in a cell or wearing shackles, Mogale said on Wednesday. He had been sitting between courts 16 and 17 and escaped through Court 16.

The Democratic Alliance said the escape made a mockery of the police.

"Provincial Commissioner [Mzwandile] Petros, must now take appropriately serious disciplinary action against those responsible," DA safety and security spokesperson Kate Lorimer said in a statement.

Lorimer asked why Moyo was left unattended and who was responsible for him. She also asked why he was not handcuffed, taking into account his previous escape.

Lorimer said it had to be established if this was a case of someone not following orders or a case of protocols not being in place to deal with injured or ill prisoners.

She said it was embarrassing that police seemed not to understand the importance of ensuring that a criminal of Moyo's calibre should be securely escorted to court.

  • psydomx - 2011-08-11 15:41

    SLACK AND SHODDY WORK, IN TRUE SAPS STYLE,they all have this jobs n job attitude

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-11 16:01

      He will soon be releasing his new book titled 'The long limp to freedom'.After that he will be applying for the job of president of South Africa

      Met - 2011-08-11 16:16

      They may find him on the golf course, otherwise in parliament

      Koen - 2011-08-11 17:02

      willieman jou arme idioot. Jys so groot rassis dan soek jy dit oral. Laat my dink aan die balk in jou eie oog.

      John - 2011-08-11 19:10

      This will take a long time . . they are just waiting for him to get far enough away before they start.

  • jockvanwyk - 2011-08-11 15:45

    somebody got paid

      Xclusiv - 2011-08-11 16:09

      Not all of us wants to build a "better country", some people don't have balls at all

  • willieman - 2011-08-11 15:48

    "We are still investigating. There are no details yet," it is almost 24hrs arrest those cops and send them to the gallows,we will deal with the merit of the case later

      bvdwesthuizen - 2011-08-11 15:55

      This is one of those investigations that will take as long as possible so that hopefully other bundlings by the SAPS will take attention away from this case in the hope that it is forgotten. Sorry to bring this up, but we have members of the SAPS being gunned down on a daily basis and they cant keep a dangerous criminal such as this behind bars. If this man takes another life the blood will be on the hands of the SAPS

      jowza - 2011-08-11 16:42

      oh btw.vdbesthuizen.mayo is a know the ones you keep defending

  • P!NK - 2011-08-11 15:49

    Someone said on another page something about Cele's Circus - I know grasp the concept fully!!

      the kid! - 2011-08-11 17:45

      I had to deal with them today, and that is a compliment!!! Oh and BTW not one of them wore their vests!

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      tryanything - 2011-08-11 16:32

      Not On and not new either.

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  • York Hunt - 2011-08-11 16:03

    What's that word again? Oh yes... Tjo-tjo!

  • Elias Madziwa - 2011-08-11 16:06

    free the poor guy, mind yu he is hiv+

  • Xclusiv - 2011-08-11 16:07

    "Always investigating", i like their style..after two months they'll say "still under investigation" ha ha

  • farmworker - 2011-08-11 16:07

    The guy(michael scofield) as he is affectionately known is probably already crossed the boarder. The police officers involved would ensure that he is not found, because they know if he is found their jobs would be on the line

  • thabiso - 2011-08-11 16:07

    then who ever saw him leaving through court 16 must have followed him arrested him on the spot

  • HumanKind - 2011-08-11 16:15

    Why this? Fire the cops that were supposed to guard him

  • phumlanim - 2011-08-11 16:22

    Im not suprised, if there was a domestic voilence, the pepetrator would not have escaped, yuo no why? because they are a soft target and these increases police stats

  • Slingervel - 2011-08-11 16:23

    Get the responsible cops to serve out Moyo's prison sentence. As easy as that!

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  • Shadow - 2011-08-11 16:24

    Thank goodness they are investigating the escape. I was almost scared they could do their job.

      Shadow - 2011-08-11 16:25

      Correction could not do their job...

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-08-11 16:29

    Heads should roll,starting at the top. It's a disgrace. Corruption is so wide spread. SAPS were obviously bribed to release Moyo.

  • Comrade Mike - 2011-08-11 16:33

    The Policeman watching him said,"Well you see, he gave me ten thousand to go buy him lunch, he said he would wait right there, I can't believe!"

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-11 16:41

      so where is the KFC....he answered "i was so hungry i ate it,so i went back three times cause i was still hungry,when i got back and saw he was gone i ate it again"

  • Roger Rothner - 2011-08-11 16:38

    The crooks investigating the crook

  • StoneAngel - 2011-08-11 16:46

    Why must the DA - Kate Lorimer have to state the obvious - Provincial Commissioner [Mzwandile] Petros, must now take appropriately serious disciplinary action against those responsible - surly this is like 'locking the door long after the horse has bolted' Kate what you must also understand that the police and most if not all the government officials cannot get embarrassed over anything - they feel nothing in being incompetent in their jobs. I would like to see some stern action by the DA over more matters like this - they must keep up the pressure on the government all the time - this 'softly softly' politically correct stance that they (The DA) take is not working.

      Rocky_III - 2011-08-11 17:28

      You are so right that the Gov and the associatted branches simply do not care about being incompetent. No morale fibre at all.

  • Boerseun - 2011-08-11 17:07

    He escaped before, he must be shot in both knee caps so that escaping is a lot harder next time!

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-11 17:14

      wont work buddy,he will just escape on his crutches again!

  • 50something - 2011-08-11 17:13

    Assisted escape - how else do you keep SA's most wanted criminal not in schakkles? Heard today of a man who has been waiting for his court case for 15 (fifteen) years ... Rediculous

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