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6 Zimbabwean prisoners escape from SA prison transport, on the run

by Staff Reporter
14 Jan 2022 at 14:56hrs | Views
JOHANNESBURG - Six prisoners are on the run in Boksburg on Friday afternoon.

It's alleged that the prisoners were released by a gang of armed men from the prison truck that they were being transported in.

The men, who were allegedly armed with assault rifles, freed the fugitives.

Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili: "Five of the six escapees were due to appear in court for a case of business robbery, attempted murder and possession of unlicenced firearms while the sixth escapee was due for his first appearance on a shoplifting case. All are Zimbabwean nationals aged between 30 and 45. There names are Nkululeko Nkomo, Robert Hlatshwayo, Thulani Dube, Augustine Moyo and Mbongiseni Mkandla."

Source - ewn