Manhunt for Zimbabwean Man Who Escaped from Police Custody, Accused of Many Violent Crimes

Detectives in Limpopo’s Sekhukhune District have begun a large manhunt for their “most wanted suspect,” Lovemore Musoyi, a Zimbabwean national aged roughly 35.

Musoyi is wanted in connection with more than ten criminal cases, including murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, house robberies, business robberies, kidnapping, assaults, stock theft, and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, according to Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba.

The offenses were committed in the policing areas of Elandskraal, Motetema, Dennilton, and Rakgoadi in Limpopo’s Sekhukhune District.

“One of the recent incidents involving Musoyi occurred on June 20, at approximately 7.45pm, where he and accomplices carried out a brazen business robbery at a tuck shop in Mafisheng village,” said Ledwaba.

“During the robbery, Musoyi viciously attacked a male victim, whom he accused of betrayal, and proceeded to assault him with an axe.”


The criminals then looted the shop, stealing both money and soft drinks before fleeing the scene.

“In a separate incident on January 1, 2023, Musoyi managed to escape from a police vehicle at Moutse Mall in Dennilton while en route to Witbank Correctional Services. This escape occurred alongside two other suspects, who were subsequently re-arrested,” said Ledwaba.

“Furthermore, on February 2, 2024, Musoyi engaged in a violent altercation at his ex-girlfriend’s residence, resulting in him shooting his ex-girlfriend’s brother in the mouth before he fled the scene with a television set.”

Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, the provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, has directed a team of detectives to increase efforts to find and apprehend Musoyi.

Community members are requested to offer any information that could lead to Musoyi’s arrest and prosecution.

“Anyone with information about the wanted suspect Lovemore Musoyi should contact Lieutenant Colonel Boshomane on 079 894 5501, Crime Stop number 08600 10111, nearest police station or use the My SAPS App,” the police appealed.

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