Mpuma prisoners escape

By Drum Digital
30 August 2013

Two awaiting trial prisoners have escaped while being transported to prison, Mpumalanga police said on Friday.

"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. 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.

-by Sapa

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