Phiyega thanks public after breakthrough in Moepi case
Police say information from the public was instrumental in the arrest of Mpho Nkosi.
JOHANNESBURG - National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has thanked South Africans for their role in assisting police in arresting a man who was wanted in connection with the murder of forensic auditor Lawrence Moepi.
Mpho Nkosi (39) also known as 13, was apprehended in KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend after 11 months on the run.
Nkosi was found hiding in a rondavel in West Bank by the National Investigating Unit.
Police say information from the public was instrumental in making the arrest.
Moepi, a forensic auditor, was gunned down outside his Johannesburg office last year in what's widely believed to have been a hit.
The police's Solomon Makgale says, "Phiyega commends the community for helping the police."
Nkosi will soon join his alleged accomplice Remember Siphoro in the dock.