Hunt for escaped Dundee prisoners

2015-02-26 00:00

THE hunt is on for three detainees who escaped from the Dundee Correctional Unit on Tuesday.

Richard Niyongalo Frank, a Congolese living in Durban, Jabu Ncube from Alexandra in Johannesburg and Themba Ndlovu from Dobsonville also in Johannesburg escaped from the state facility at about 2.30 pm.

“They were detained at Dundee Correctional Unit pending the finalisation of their respective cases,” said KwaZulu-Natal Correctional Services spokesperson ­Thulani Mdluli.

Frank was in custody for aggravated robbery, five charges of assault and four of kidnapping. Ncube and Ndlovu are charged with aggravated robbery.

“The incident was reported at Dundee Police Station. We are waiting for the preliminary investigation report which is under way,” said Mdluli.

The department has appealed to members of the public to come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of the three suspects. Call 0 033 3557 336.

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