Two Mpumalanga prisoners escape

2013-08-30 16:07

Two awaiting trial prisoners have escaped while being transported to prison.

“The fugitives managed to cut off steel at the back of the rear window of the bakkie on Thursday, smashed the glass and escaped,” said Colonel Leonard Hlathi today.

Zakhele Nkambule (34) and Malibongwe Sydwell Butatshe (37) were being taken from the Evander Magistrate’s Court to Bethal Prison when they escaped. It was unknown what charges they faced in court.

Police rearrested two other prisoners who had also escaped.

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