23 year old most wanted suspect arrested

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Tebogo Msimanga

A 23 year old , Norman Sylvester Mokoena who was wanted for escaping from lawful custody was arrested by members of Mpumalanga Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation on Saturday 29 August 2020 in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga.

Mokoena was circulated as most wanted on 08 July 2020 for escaping from lawful custody. He escaped from Calcutta Magistrate Court holding cells after he was denied bail for a series of armed robbery cases he committed in Bushbuckridge whereby he targeted delivery trucks.

During his arrest, the accused was found in possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. 

Mokoena appeared before the Mhala Magistrate Court on Monday for a chain of armed robberies and escaping from police custody.  The case is postponed to 03 September 2020.

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