Rowan Fortuin was wanted for a murder perpetrated in Kraaifonten in September 2017. Picture: Supplied
Rowan Fortuin was wanted for a murder perpetrated in Kraaifonten in September 2017. Picture: Supplied

Two of Western Cape’s most wanted suspects nabbed after release of exclusive Cape Argus article

By Sisonke Mlamla Time of article published Jan 14, 2022

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Cape Town – Days after the Cape Argus exclusively published a list of the police’s top 10 most wanted suspects in the Western Cape, two of them have since been arrested with the help of the communities.

SAPS spokesperson André Traut said information received from the public was pursued which led to the arrest of Rowan Fortuin and Duran Williams.

Fortuin was wanted for a murder perpetrated in Kraaifontein in September 2017 and Williams was sought for a Lentegeur murder in February 2017.

Traut said Fortuin and Williams are expected to make their court appearances at Blue Downs and Mitchells Plain courts in due course, where bail will be opposed.

The arrests came after the Cape Argus exclusively published a list of the Western Cape's 10 most wanted suspects.

Duran Fortuin was wanted for a murder perpetrated in Kraaifontein in September 2017. Picture: SAPS

The nine men, and one woman, are wanted for a range of offences including murder, rape, business robbery and being in the possession of unlicensed firearms.

“We wish to express our sincere appreciation towards the public for their valuable contribution in bringing these wanted suspects to book,” Traut said.

He said the list of ten most wanted suspects would be frequently updated, and as arrests are being affected, other cases are evaluated and added to the list.

The wanted suspects from the list (now eight), classed as “high harm”, are being sought for serious crimes.

They are:

  • Malibekho Boqwana, 31, wanted for murders perpetrated in Milnerton during October and December 2019;
  • Thembalethu Taleni, 40, wanted for a murder perpetrated in Kraaifontein during December 2017.
  • Sindile Mkentani, 39, wanted for a murder perpetrated in Kraaifontein during November 2014;
  • Cecil Sithole, 33, wanted for rape perpetrated in Philippi during December 2017;
  • Jane Procast Babbege, 28, wanted for rape perpetrated in Philippi during December 2017;
  • Luyolo Puza, 33, wanted for the possession of an unlicensed firearm in Manenberg during August 2019.
  • Tumelo Tskokotsho, 20, wanted for a murder perpetrated in Kraaifontein during April 2020; and
  • Siphamandla Ndukwana, 26, wanted for a business robbery perpetrated in Kraaifontein during August 2019.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stop anonymously at 08600 10111 or via the MySAPS app.

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