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Mpumalanga police have posted a R10000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the alleged leader of a notorious hijacking syndicate.
Solomon Respect Nyathi, 38, of Ivory Park, Tembisa, who also lives in Bushbuckridge, is wanted for murder, hijacking and robbery.
Two members of the gang have been arrested but four others, including Nyathi, are still at large.
Captain Leonard Hlathi of the Mpumalanga organised crime unit confirmed the reward for information that leads to Nyathi's arrest.
On August 7 2007 West Makhubela, a security guard at a Hendrina coal mine near Arnot, spotted five people digging a hole under a fence. He was shot and killed when he approached them.
At the Kendal Power Station in Ogies in the Witbank area, the gang allegedly stole nine computers worth R50000.
The following month, they allegedly robbed the Goedehoop mine in Blinkpan and got away with a computer, but were forced to abandon their loot when security guards spotted them.
Investigating officer Inspector Timothy Maboa says Nyathi is also wanted for hijacking a truck loaded with copper in the Delmas area.
After a high-speed chase the truck crashed into another vehicle in Kempton Park, the driver of which was instantly killed.
Nyathi allegedly fled on foot but left his identity document in the truck.
Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call Maboa on 082-462-0757 or Superintendent Mokonyama on 082-565-7099.