Members of the Limpopo Tracking Team and Murder and Robbery Unit on Tuesday arrested two suspects, including an SANDF member for their alleged involvement in the attack on Police. The Police officers were transporting six awaiting prisoners from Makhado Correctional Centre to Senwabarwana.

The incident happened along the Vivo road on Monday,13 March 2023.  

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The Team followed up on information received about the suspects and arrested a 28-year-old Zimbabwean national whom is believed to be the brother of one of the escapees and a member of the SANDF aged 38.

The suspects were arrested in Musina and the two motor vehicles that they used in the commission of crime. A grey Mercedes Benz and a white Toyota bakkie, were also found during the arrest and confiscated.

The following escapees are still at large:

Forward Shumba aged 26

Shingirai Nyandome aged 32

Brilliant Sibanda aged 26

Erick Sithole aged 35

Moses Zambara aged 32

Alex Nkomo aged 35


The two suspects, Kedibone Albert Langa (38) who is also a member of South African National Defense Force and Thabani Sibanda (28); a Zimbabwean appeared in Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court.

Thabani Sibanda (28) a Zimbabwean national
Thabani Sibanda (28) a Zimbabwean national

They were remanded in custody until, 22 March 2023 for further investigations. They are facing various charges ranging from aiding and abetting, conspiracy to commit crime, possession of unlawful firearms and ammunition, attempted murder, defeating the ends of justice, malicious damage to property and discharging of a firearm.

Anyone with information should also contact Colonel Nyelisani Mabatha on 082 565 8171. Also the crime stop number 0860010111 or may send the message via MySAPSApp.