FUGITIVE AND ALLEGED DRUG TRADER REMANDED IN CUSTODY BY THE CAPE TOWN COURT FOR DEALING IN DRUGS
MPUMALANGA – Rudi Angy Kishuka (25) a Congolese National, was remanded in custody by the Bellville Magistrate Court on Monday 11 July 2022, after she was arrested by the Cape Town-based Flying Squad and Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation on Sunday, 10 July 2022 on a warrant of arrest as per Bethal, Mpumalanga “dealing in drugs” case.
It is alleged that Kishuka is one of the eleven suspects who the Secunda Hawks arrested based on Serious Organised Crime Investigation on 28 June 2021 during takedown operation on the ‘Dream On’ Major Project at Bethal Mpumalanga.
Kishuka was one of the four accused who were granted bail by the Bethal Regional Court and she only attended court twice and has evaded court since then. A warrant of her arrest was authorised on 28 April 2022 by the same Court. Information was received by the Hawks Secunda based and Secunda Crime Intelligence that the suspect is in Cape Town. The investigating team and Secunda Crime Intelligence liaised with Cape Town counterparts who traced the suspect and cornered her while trying to escape from her hiding place in Gateway Delft. The suspect was arrested, detained and taken to Belville Magistrate Court on Monday whereby she was remanded in custody and the case was transferred to Bethal Magistrate Court Mpumalanga to be held on 18 July 2022.
Meanwhile, another fugitive Mbuso Janvier Kikaranga (35), also a Congolese National, is expected to appear before the Bethal Magistrate Court on 14 July 2022 for a formal bail application. This follows his detention on a warrant of arrest after he escaped during the take-down operation on 28 June 2021 when ten others were arrested. During further investigation, information was received about his whereabouts and the team followed the lead, the suspect was traced and arrested from his hiding place in Embalenhle Mpumalanga on Monday 20 June 2022.
He was nabbed by the Hawks-based Serious Organised Crime Investigation for three (3) counts of possession and dealing in drugs and possession of a suspected stolen vehicle which was stolen from Harrismith in June 2022. The accused appeared before the court the same day and he was remanded in custody, then appeared on the 4 July and the matter was postponed to 14 July 2022 for formal bail application.
The other accused who are on bail are expected to appear before the Bethal Regional Court on 2 August 2022 alongside with other four whose bails were abandoned for further investigation as follows: Chibuzo Chicozie OgbunkwuDon` (36), Okeene Valentine Okwudiri (36), Kadima Remy(30), Male Mkolo(34), Mukembani Justin Kasindo(35), Rudi Angy Kishore(25), Bongiwe Manengela(42), Enewere David (35), Mwambaza Hamisa(32).
One of the accused David Chicoloko (27), who was not part of the said investigation,(ADHOC), was arrested for illegal immigration, he was found guilty and sentenced to an R1500 fine or three months imprisonment further ordered to be deported to his original country on the 09 July 2021 by the same court.
The Provincial Head of the Directorate For Priority Crime Investigation Major General Zodwa Mokoena hailed the investigation team for the commendable effort and further applauded the collaboration with our counterparts in ensuring that alleged criminals are brought back to book.
Police urge anyone with any information on Crime to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous