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Stutterheim Magistrate's Court escapee re-arrested in joint police operation

Jul 19, 2019
Stutterheim Magistrate's Court escapee re-arrested in joint police operation

King William’s Town - The King William’s Town Flying Squad, K9 Unit, Stutterheim Detectives together with Crime Prevention members in a joint operation on Thursday night arrested Buzile Hlungwini, who escaped from the Stutterheim Court on Wednesday.

"The 27-year-old suspect was reported to have taken a hike from his village, in Kwazidenge, it is alleged that he was going to Phakamisa in King William’s Town," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"Police quickly acted on an information they received from a community member, who saw the escapee getting in vehicle in his village hiking spot.

"The Police then waited for the alleged vehicle in a certain spot where they spotted the vehicle and stopped it."

She said that the suspect was in the back seat of the vehicle when police stopped it and they recognised him and arrested him immediately.

King William’s Town SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga, commended the members for their swift response to this matters and encouraged the members to keep up the good work.

“If we continue to work together like this we will conquer crime” said Brigadier.

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