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    JUST IN: Gauteng’s MOST WANTED suspect killed in shooting with police

    The South African Police Service (SAPS) has confirmed that a man who had been labelled Gauteng’s most wanted suspect died during a shootout in the wee hours of Monday, 6 June 2022. Mbuso Ndabazovela Biyela had been wanted for at least eight cases in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng, including the murder of a police officer.

    Police had offered a R100 000 reward, in exchange for information that could lead to Biyela’s arrest and prosecution, last month.



    According to National SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili, a multi-disciplinary joint operation team managed to trace Mbuso Ndabazovela Biyela and found that he had been staying in Sahlumbe (Ematsheleni) village in Weenen, KZN.

    “The team tactically approached the house where Biyela was hiding but when he spotted them, he started firing shots towards the members who were forced to retaliate. Biyela was fatally wounded. None of the members sustained injuries. The team recovered an unlicensed firearm and ammunition upon entering the house,” Muridili added.

    Biyela was previously arrested in both KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng for murder in August 2020 and October 2021 respectively but he managed to escape from lawful custody.

    “Biyela was positively linked to five Jabulani cases of murder that were committed between October 2021 and March 2022. He was further linked to a Lenasia December 2017 case of hijacking and Lenasia South, December 2017 for possession of unlicensed firearm as well as a KwaZulu-Natal August 2020 case of murder”

    National SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili

    The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has commended the multi-disciplinary joint operation team that conducted a takedown operation.

    “We, as the police in Gauteng, have committed to entrenching ourselves into our communities to realise the ideal of community policing, we made a call to anyone with information on the whereabouts of one of our most wanted suspect and the calls that we received have assisted us a lot. Thank you to the public as together we have ensured the end of Biyela’s reign of terror,” he said.

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