Pretoria, the women’s month could not have brought a better satisfaction for INTERPOL’s female captain who was instrumental in the arrest of a 59-year-old man who has been on the run for twelve years after shooting and killing his wife, injuring his son and daughter-in-law in Tembisa in 2004.
The suspects, a former taxi boss, allegedly followed his wife to her mother’s house where he sprayed bullets to the victims without saying a word, killing his wife instantly.
The man is currently lying at a Pretoria hospital where he was admitted shortly before he could be arrested. He is under police guard.
He will appear in court as soon as his health becomes stable.
In a separate matter the INTERPOL members have arrested Habofanoe Lephuthela Ntsie (56) who was wanted in Lesotho to serve a sentence following a guilty verdict against him on two counts of murder which he committed on 30 November 2004.
Ntsie was arrested on Thursday morning in Vereeniging and appeared before the Vereeniging Magistrate’s Court for the extradition process to begin. He was remanded in custody and he will appear again in the same court on 25 August 2015.
The INTERPOL first received the extradition request for the same suspect in 2012, only for the matter to be dismissed in 2015. The relentless INTERPOL members upped their game when they received yet another request to arrest the convicted murderer this year.
The Director of INTERPOL Pretoria and member of the INTERPOL’s Executive committee Brigadier Scott Naidoo said South Africa as a member of the international community will never allow itself to be the hiding place for criminals. “ These arrests are a clear indication of South Africa’s commitment to INTERPOL’s vision of connecting global law enforcement agencies for a safer world”, said Brigadier Naidoo.