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2022/06/06      |  Written By:  Captain Y Mgolodela   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

EASTERN CAPE: On 04 June 2022, a long wanted suspect Mzwandile Nqandabantu (32) of Mhlakulo location, lower Ngwara in Mqanduli was arrested at a bar while drinking with friends.

The suspect was arrested for armed robbery at Qumbu in 2014. After being denied bail for a long time it was ultimately granted. After that he never attended court and his bail status was revoked with a warrant of arrest issued.

On 4 June 2022, Nqandabantu was spotted and arrested at Mnqanduli Union Bar for an armed robbery at Qumbu.

Information from sources was received which culminated in his arrest on the day he was spotted.  He was arrested by Mthatha Serious Organised Crime of the Hawks in conjunction with Mqanduli Crime Prevention.  He will appear before  Qumbu Magistrates' Court on Monday 6 January with an additional charge of court abscondment.