Alleged hit man wanted in South Africa arrested in Botswana
by Reuben Pitse
After being on the run from lawful custody for about seven years, Botswana police have nailed a South African hit man who is wanted by the South Africa authorities for murdering a white farmer in Limpopo Provence.
Information passed to The Telegraph suggests that the suspected hit man, Dennis Moyo, who was a farm worker, was allegedly hired by the deceased’s wife to kill his superior in 2003.
It is reported that after the incident, Moyo fled to his home country of Zimbabwe where he was later arrested by the Zimbabwean police.
The information revealed that during his arrest, both Zimbabwean and South African authorities did not follow the correct extradition procedures to extradite the suspect to South Africa.
The South African court ordered both governments to take Moyo back to Zimbabwe and follow the right channels of extradition.
It is, however, said that Moyo escaped from Zimbabwean police custody and crossed illegally into Botswana where he has been hiding for some time before his recent arrest.
The Deputy Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Mathews Maduane, confirmed to The Telegraph this week that the Botswana police had arrested an illegal immigrant wanted for murder in South Africa.
He said Moyo was arrested by police who were on patrol in Gaborone, adding that during his interrogation, it came out that he is wanted for murder in South Africa and they then informed the South African authorities.
Maduane said that Moyo will be extradited to South Africa and that his extradition is being processed by the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Pricilla Israel of the DPP said Moyo is wanted in South Africa for allegedly murdering his superior sometime in 2003.
“The South African authorities will be handed the suspect after the extradition process has been followed accordingly,” she said, adding that Moyo’s extradition would not take long.
Moyo is scheduled to appear before the Village Magistrate court next Monday.