25 Most Wanted Criminals In South Africa


Following the many crimes that have gone unpunished because the criminals got away before the arrival of the authorities, the continuous rise in crime rate, and the need to keep the people of South Africa and their properties safe, there is the need for the individuals to do all they can to try to help the authorities to keep crime in check by knowing some of these bad apples so that anywhere you see them, you can help the police to put them behind bars and create a much safer society.

Therefore, in an effort to get these criminals behind bars and ensure that they never hurt anyone ever again, the South African Police Services have compiled and come up with a national list of the 25 most wanted criminal suspects in South Africa who are connected to various serious crimes and offences around the country and have evaded the axe of the law up until now.

Police spokesman Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale said majority of these criminals were repeat offenders. He went on to say “It is vital that we put as many wanted criminals as possible behind bars. This will significantly reduce crime.” Lending a voice to the unity of the SAPS, Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Mzwandile Petros, said: “We appeal to the public to keep their eyes and ears open and to assist us in apprehending these suspects”. He said it the moral and civic duty of the citizens to bring forward any information they have about any criminal who is out there. However, if anyone was found harboring or aiding these suspects, such persons will also be brought to book.


In return, he assures the citizens and inhabitants of South Africa that every information will be strictly confidential and followed up with all the seriousness possible since the Police force already has a unit dedicated to checking out all the information that come in. The unit named Crime Line was launched in June 2007. It is structured in such a way that the name of phone number of the sender of the information is automatically deleted to protect the sender. Since its launch, the crime line has helped in the capture of over 1,050 suspect. Take a look at the suspects:

Photos Of South Africa’s Most Wanted Criminals Now Made Public


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these suspects is urged to contact the respective investigating officer or alternatively contact Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or SMS the information to Crime Line 32211 at all hours. You may remain anonymous.

“These wanted suspects could be a family member, a friend, a neighbor, a colleague or somebody you spotted. Let the police know via Crime Line. Blow the whistle on them and let’s get them behind bars,” said Abramjee.

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