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Woman wanted by Cape Town police for killing her police officer husband arrested

Nov 30, 2018
Woman wanted by Cape Town police for killing her police officer husband arrested

A 32-year-old woman, Qaqanba Qayisa, who had gone on the run from Cape Town police after being implicated in the murder of her police officer husband has been arrested.

Qayisa was apparently arrested at about 18:30, on Thursday evening, while hiding at Mbombo Village, in Ntabankulu, in the Eastern Cape. 

According to police information, the Western Cape Tracking Team, who were in the area received information about her whereabouts and proceeded to arrest her.

She is now expected to appear before the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town on Monday.

Police said that her arrest was the result of information shared through the media.

Cape Town police say she was involved in the killing of her police officer husband

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut, said that it is alleged that on 6 October 2017, at about 03:30, the body of Constable Mneli Jobela was found inside his vehicle in Oliver Tambo Drive, Samora Machel, Phillipi, Cape Town.

"He had a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Further investigation linked three suspects to the incident, of whom two were arrested," Lt Col Traut said.

"A warrant of arrest was issued for Qaqanba Qayisa, who is the wife of the deceased."

Police had reason to believe that she could be hiding in the Eastern Cape.

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