A spate of foreign nationals and several homegrown fugitives now appear on South Africa’s ‘Interpol red list’, after a NINTH person was added to the infamous wall of shame this week. Emilie Djoumessi finds herself alongside some of the most wanted criminals in Mzansi – who have perpetrated acts of violence and brutality on our shores.

What is the Interpol red list?

Finding yourself on the red list is as clear a sign as any that you are screwed – once the police catch up. Having your name plastered on Interpol’s database means that any law enforcement agency in the world can arrest you, regardless of where you’ve fled to. The system allows for fugitives to be extradited back to South Africa, to face trial here.

“Red Notices are issued for fugitives wanted for prosecution or to serve a sentence. A Red Notice is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action.”

The notorious nine: Who are South Africa’s most wanted criminals?

Murderers, rapists, and armed thieves account for a majority of cases, with citizens from Tanzania, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic all finding themselves on South Africa’s most wanted list. The ‘notorious nine’ are as follows:

Name: TALJAARD, DYLAN DEAN
Age: 25 years old
From: South Africa
Crime: Murder

Name: DIMASSI, DONALD
Age: 31 years old
From: Central African Republic
Crime: Rape

Name: UCHE-NNA-ODIEGWU, EDEN JUSTICE
Age: 38 years old
From: Central African Republic
Crime: Rape

NDLOVU, ANDREW
Age: 31 years old
From: Zimbabwe
Crime: House robbery and murder

Name: NAIDOO, KISHOR
Age: 49 years old
From: South Africa
Crime: Organised crime and breaking the Riotous Assemblies Act of 1956

Name: NGALAWA, HASSAN AMON
Age: 38 years old
From: Tanzania
Crime: Possession of undesirable ‘dependence-producing substance drugs’ – including dagga 

Name: MIHA, MIZAN
Age: 43 years old
From: Bangladesh
Crime: Murder of a police officer

Name: DJOUMESSI, EMILIE CHANCELINE KINFACK
Age: 38 years old
From: Cameroon
Crime: Corruption, racketeering, and fraud

Name: KAZI, NAZIMODIN BURHANUDIN
Age: 49 years old
From: India
Crime: Kidnapping and extortion

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Presh JM Reporter

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