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A MPUMALANGA man who allegedly killed the investigating officer of a hijacking case against him was arrested this weekend, after a year on the run.
The 26-year-old, who cannot be named until he appears in court, had been hiding at a house in Protea Glen, Soweto.
Metro police officers were tipped off about his whereabouts by members of the public who had seen his picture in a newspaper.
In December 2008, Inspector Enoch Masilela, 38, a serious and violent crimes unit member, was gunned down in front of his wife and six-year-old daughter outside his house in Bethal. At the time, Masilela was investigating a series of hijacking and armed robbery cases including the possibility that a syndicate was involved.
Police spokesperson Captain Leonard Hlathi said nothing was stolen or said during the shooting. This led police to believe the murder was an assassination.
"We believe he was killed because of the case he was working on. Three people were subsequently arrested and spilled the beans.
"They also named him (the man arrested in Soweto) as the one who pulled the trigger," Hlathi said.
Metro police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said when the man was cornered by the police, he offered to pay each R50000 if they let him go.
"When the house was searched an unlicensed gun, two false number plates, a metro police uniform and various car keys were found. Two of the keys have been confirmed to be of hijacked cars," Minnaar said.
Police said the man will appear at the Bethal magistrate's court today.