12 escape from Limpopo police cells

2015-10-05 13:00
Edward Magabe, one of the escapees. (Photo supplied)

Edward Magabe, one of the escapees. (Photo supplied)

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Johannesburg - Twelve awaiting-trial prisoners escaped from two Limpopo police stations over the weekend.

Six escaped from the Mecklenburg police station's cells and six from Tubatse, provincial spokesperson Colonel Ronel Otto said.

In both cases they sawed through the wire mesh roof of the exercise room.

Acting provincial police commissioner major-general Lesiba Mashilo had ordered an investigation into both escapes.

The Mecklenburg escapees were Ordira Pilusa, who allegedly violated a protection order; Bernard Malapane, who was held for housebreaking; Khutso Shai had been arrested for rape and Karabo Mohlala, Thabo Mogabane and Thabo Maphanga who had allegedly committed business robbery.

The Tubatse six were Ernest Magabe for alleged indecent assault; Monti Shai arrested for car theft; Edward Yokoy and Tshepo Serwale who are accused of public violence; Ishmael Masehle had been nabbed for theft and Koketso Nkoana who was arrested for malicious damage to property.  

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