Gauteng's most wanted criminal killed in shootout after R100 000 reward led cops to hideout

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Mbuso Ndabazovela Biyela was shot dead.
Mbuso Ndabazovela Biyela was shot dead.
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The story: Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal police were struggling to trace and re-arrest Gauteng's most wanted criminal.

The details: On 29 May, they offered a R100 000 reward for help in tracing Mbuso Ndabazovela Biyela. Police received numerous tip-offs, and just five days after the reward was put up, Biyela was traced to a Sahlumbe village in Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal.

A closer look: Police spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili said Biyela, who was Gauteng's most wanted criminal, was killed on Monday morning in a shootout with police. Biyela was linked to eight cases, including the murder of a police officer in October 2021.


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