Headline News
14 June 2019

Klerksdorp – Described notoriously as “one of the most wanted suspects in the North West province” by the police, John Khoza, was arrested on Monday 10 June in Kanana, Orkney, through an intelligence-driven operation.

A multi-disciplinary stabilisation team, comprising of Rapid Rail, National Intervention Unit (NIU), Crime Intelligence, SAPS’ K9 unit, the Klerksdorp Crime Combatting unit as well as Cluster and Kanana detectives, worked together to help the long arm of the law reach John. 

He was arrested for cases ranging from house breaking, theft, possession of suspected stolen items and the illegal possession of a firearm. 

Two of John’s accomplices, aged 40 and 43, were also arrested. 

His crime sprees mainly occurred in Doringkruin, Klerksdorp, between 2013 and 2016. Some of the stolen items were recovered at John’s residence. 

According to police spokesperson lieutenant colonel Amanda Funani, John has been on the ‘most wanted list’ since his escape from custody in 2016. At the time of his escape at Tshepong Hospital, he was facing six charges of burglary and one of house robbery. 

He appeared before the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court on 11 and 12 June facing charges of escaping from lawful custody, house breaking and theft as well as house robbery, the possession of suspected stolen items and the illegal possession of a firearm.

His two accomplices appeared before the same court on 12 June for theft. 

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