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One of ‘most wanted’ suspect arrested in Gauteng

A wanted cash-in-transit (CIT) and murder suspect is among 1,170 individuals arrested by Gauteng police throughout the end of the week. A money on the way theft and murder suspect was nabbed in Tembisa on Sunday.

Police spokesman Captain, Mavela Masondo said he was recorded as one of the five most wanted suspects in Gauteng.

“He was initially arrested in 2017 for murder and cash-in-transit robbery in Pretoria but absconded from his trial. A warrant for his arrest was issued and the police CIT task team and tactical response team traced and arrested him again.”

The suspect is among 1,170 people arrested by police in Gauteng during recent operations. Officers in Tshwane arrested three suspects who were found with copper cables belonging to Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) valued at R700,000.

Meanwhile about 267 suspects were arrested in Sedibeng and on the west rand. These suspects were nabbed for crimes ranging from attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearms. Some of the were arrested for dealing in drugs, driving while under the influence of alcohol, assault, malicious damage to property and housebreaking.

In Johannesburg, more than 250 suspects were arrested for criminal offences that include rape, possession of suspected stolen property, assault. Masondo stated that some of them were in possession of drugs and unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

“In Ekurhuleni, 240 suspects were arrested for possession of suspected stolen property, malicious damage to property, car hijacking, kidnapping, fraud, attempted murder and driving while under the influence of alcohol, among other crimes,”

The arrested suspects are set to appear at various magistrates’ courts from Monday.

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