Gauteng’ Most wanted suspect Mbuso Ndabazovela Biyela was fatally wounded following a shootout with Police in KwaZulu Natal.
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It is said that a team composed of Provincial Members from Serious and Violent, Tracking Team, Soweto District Crime Intelligence and Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal Ta Tactical Response Teams.
According to reports Biyela was traced to Sahlumbe Village in Weenen,KZN. It was then that the team tactically approached the house where Biyela was hiding but they were spotted by him.
Biyela the started shooting towards the officers and they were then forced to retaliate, Biyela was then fatally wounded with none of the officers sustaining injuries
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.
On Sunday, 29 May 2022 the police in Gauteng issued a reward of up to R100 000 to anyone who can come forth with information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of Biyela.
The Provincial Commissioner would like to appreciate everyone who has contacted the police with information. “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,” Lieutenant General Mawela.