Phiyega thanks public after breakthrough in Moepi case

Police say information from the public was instrumental in the arrest of Mpho Nkosi.

Lawrence Moepi, a forensic auditor, was gunned down outside his Johannesburg office last year in what's widely believed to have been a hit. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

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.