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Biyela Shot Dead

Biyela Shot Dead: The police in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal were having a difficult time tracking down and recapturing Gauteng’s most wanted criminal. On May 29th, they announced the availability of a reward of R100,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Mbuso Ndabazovela Biyela. Biyela was located in a Sahlumbe community near Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal, barely five days after the reward was posted by the police. The police got a number of tips that led them to his whereabouts.

Biyela Shot Dead
Biyela Shot Dead

According to the police spokesman Brigadier Brenda Muridili, who is herself a Brigadier, Biyela was murdered on Monday morning in a gunfight with police. Biyela was the most wanted criminal in Gauteng. Biyela was implicated in a total of eight separate crimes, one of which was the slaying of a police officer in October of 2021.

According to Muridili, Biyela opened fire on authorities when they approached the residence where he had been hiding in the wee hours of Monday morning. Biyela had been there since the night before.

“The squad moved in a strategic direction toward the home in which Biyela was hiding; but, as soon as he saw them, he began shooting at the members of the team, forcing them to respond in like. Biyela suffered from life-threatening injuries. Not a single member of the group was hurt in any way. Upon entering the premises, the crew located and confiscated an unregistered handgun along with ammunition “Muridili added.

Early on Monday morning, a suspect who was wanted by the police was killed in a shootout that took place in the Sahlumbe (Ematsheleni) hamlet in the town of Weenen in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Mbuso Ndabazovela Biyela has been given the moniker of “Gauteng’s most wanted suspect,” and Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela, the police commissioner for the province of Gauteng, has praised the multidisciplinary team that carried out a takedown operation in KZN at approximately 3 am on Monday in pursuit of Biyela.

Biyela is suspected in connection to eight separate crimes, one of which is the slaying of a police officer in October of 2021. Brigadier Brenda Muridili, the spokesperson for the Gauteng police department, stated that the team that tracked Biyela to Weenen was made up of members of the Gauteng police department’s serious and violent crimes (murder and robbery) unit, tracking team, Soweto district crime intelligence, and the tactical response teams from both Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

“The team approached the home where Biyela was hiding in a strategic manner; nevertheless, as soon as he saw them, he began shooting rounds towards the members of the team, who were compelled to react.”

According to Muridili, Biyela passed away as a result of the gunfight. She stated that none of the law enforcement personnel had suffered any injuries. A weapon for which the owner did not have a license and ammo was found in the residence.

Biyela Shot Dead
Biyela Shot Dead

According to Muridili, Biyela had a prior arrest for murder in both the province of KwaZulu-Natal and the province of Gauteng in August 2020 and October 2021 respectively; nevertheless, he was able to break free from lawful custody.

Gauteng’s most-wanted suspect shot dead

“Biyela was previously arrested for murder in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in August 2020 and October 2021, but he was able to break free from detention,” said Muridili. “The crimes were committed in both of those provinces.”

The investigations into the five homicides that occurred in Jabulani between October 2021 and March of this year led the police to conclusively link Biyela to all of them.

He was suspected of being involved in a hijacking of a Lenasia flight that occurred in December of 2017. He was also suspected of being involved in another instance of illegal possession of a firearm in the Lenasia South area, as well as a murder that occurred in KwaZulu-Natal in August of 2020.

On May 29, police in the province of Gauteng announced that a reward of up to R100,000 would be offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Biyela.

Mawela, the head of police for the province of Gauteng, praised members of the community who had assisted the police with information relating to the crimes.

“We, as the police in Gauteng, have committed to entrenching ourselves into our communities to realize the ideal of community policing,” said Mawela. “We made a call to anyone with information on the whereabouts of one of our most wanted suspects, and the calls that we received have assisted us a lot.” “We made a call to anyone with information on the whereabouts of one of our most wanted suspects, and the calls that we received have assisted us

The Provincial Serious and Violent Crimes (murder and robbery) Tracking Team, Soweto District Crime Intelligence, and the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Tactical Response Teams were able to track Biyela to a residence in the hamlet.

Biyela Shot Dead
Biyela Shot Dead

They were on their way up to the home when they were seen by Biyela, who started the fire as soon as she saw them. A firefight broke out between him and the officials of the law who were closing in on him.

The suspect was found to have been mortally wounded, and the police were able to retrieve an unlicensed pistol along with ammo.

Biyela had a prior run-in with the law when she was arrested for murder in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in August 2020 and October 2021 respectively. However, she was able to evade capture and make her way to freedom.

Between October 2021 and March 2022, there were five different murders that were committed, and Biyela was positively linked to all of them. Additionally, he was connected to a case of a carjacking that occurred in Lenasia in December 2017 and a case of unlawful possession of a handgun that occurred in Lenasia South in December 2017, in addition to a case of homicide that occurred in KwaZulu-Natal in August of 2020.

On May 29 of this year, the police in Gauteng announced a reward of up to R100,000 to anyone who could provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of Biyela. This announcement took place on Sunday.

Upon entering the premises, the team found and took possession of an unregistered pistol as well as ammo.

Members of the unit that investigates serious and violent crimes (murder/robbery), a tracking team, Soweto’s District Crime Intelligence, and the KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Tactical Response Teams were all on the police team that followed Biyela to the Sahlumbe (Ematsheleni) village in Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal.

Biyela was taken into prison for the crime of murder in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng on separate occasions, in August 2020 and October 2021 respectively, but he was able to evade the authorities and make his getaway.

“On Sunday, May 29, 2022, the police in Gauteng issued a reward of up to R100 000 to anyone who can come forward with information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of Biyela,” said Brigadier Muridili. “Anyone who can come forward with information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of Biyela will be eligible for the reward.”

The authorities expressed their gratitude to everyone who had gotten in touch with them and provided information.

Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, the Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng, made the following statement: “We, as the police in Gauteng, have committed to entrenching ourselves into our communities in order to realize the goal of community policing.”

“We put out a call to anyone who could have information on the location of one of our most wanted individuals, and the calls that we have got have been of great assistance to us.”

According to the spokesperson for the National SAPS, Brigadier Brenda Muridili, a multi-disciplinary joint operation team was able to track down Mbuso Ndabazovela Biyela and discover that he had been residing in the Sahlumbe (Ematsheleni) village in the Weenen area of the KZN province. They found this out after discovering that he had been there.

“The team approached the home where Biyela was hiding in a strategic manner; but, as soon as he saw them, he began shooting at the members of the team, and they were compelled to respond in like.” Biyela suffered from life-threatening injuries. Not a single member of the group was hurt in any way. Upon entering the premises, the crew was able to locate an unauthorized rifle as well as ammo,” Muridili explained further.

Biyela was taken into prison for the crime of murder in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng on separate occasions, in August 2020 and October 2021 respectively, but he was able to evade the authorities and make his getaway.

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