The Rep

Appeal to help find fugitive cop


Law enforcemen­t officers have appealed to the public to assist in apprehendi­ng SAPS Constable Mfundo Ntshiba, who is currently on the run after escaping from police custody recently.

Ntshiba, who has allegedly been a fugitive for more than a week, was awaiting trial after being arrested for house robbery and kidnapping in one of the areas in Cala. According to a police report, the suspect escaped on July 25 at about 6pm from the Cala police station after a court appearance earlier that day.

“Police officers were transporti­ng prisoners back to Sada prison when the suspect escaped while being dropped off. A case of escaping from lawful custody has been opened against him for investigat­ion,” read the report issued by provincial police spokespers­on Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana.

While the investigat­ion continues, the statement also indicated that the circumstan­ces under which the suspect had escaped would form part of the investigat­ion.

“Police management establishe­d a task team to trace and find the fugitive constable. Members of the community are advised not to attempt to arrest the suspect as he is believed to be dangerous.”

Anyone with informatio­n that can lead to his swift arrest should contact Sergeant Unati Kula at 071-771-3316 or go to the nearest police station.


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