Cops find escaped murder suspect

2012-02-26 07:43
Johannesburg - A man who escaped from police custody was arrested in Mohlahlaneng village in Limpopo, police said on Sunday.

Raymond Deka, 36, was arrested on Saturday night at a relative's home where he was hiding, lieutenant colonel Mohale Ramatseba said.

He was the last of the six men rearrested after they escaped from the Malipsdrift police cells on February 5.

Deka was expected to appear in court on Monday, said Ramatseba.

The fifth escapee, Patrick Makgolane, 28, was rearrested earlier this week in Madiphahleng village after police were tipped off.

He was initially arrested in connection with attempted murder and robbery, was expected to appear soon in the Malipsdrift Magistrate's Court.

The fourth escapee, Kenneth Mohlatlole, was rearrested at a tavern in Mashite village, Ga Mphahlele, on February 18 around 11:30, said Ramatseba.

He was found in possession of a firearm stolen from a police officer during the escape. At the time, he was being held for robbery and attempted murder.

Mohlatlole, 36, was allegedly involved in three incidents of assault, on the morning he was arrested, in Mashite before his arrest.

He was expected to appear soon in the Thabamoopo Magistrate's Court.

The three other escapees, Mpho Matsimela, 35, Pontsho Maisela, 29, and Isaac Deka, 30, were rearrested on February 12.

- SAPA
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