Rudi Angy Kishuka (25) 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 were arrested by the Secunda Hawks based Serious Organised Crime Investigation on 28 June 2021 during take down operation ‘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 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), is expected to appear before the Bethal Magistrate Court on the 14 July 2022 for 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 and 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 suspected stolen vehicle which was stolen from Harrismith in June 2022. The accused appeared before court the same day and he was remanded in custody, he then appeared on the 04 July 2022 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 02 August 2022 alongside with other four whose` bails were abandoned for further investigation as follows: Chibuzo Chicozie Ogbunkwu `Don` (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 R1 500-00 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.