Fifth Limpopo escapee caught

2012-02-20 16:02
Johannesburg - A man who escaped from police custody was rearrested in Madiphahleng village in Limpopo on Monday, said police.

Patrick Makgolane, 28, was taken into custody around 11:00 after police were tipped off, Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba said in a statement.

He was the fifth of six men re-arrested after they escaped from the Malipsdrift police cells on February 5, he said.

Makgolane, who 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 re-arrested at a tavern in Mashite village, Ga Mphahlele, on Saturday around 23:30, 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 Saturday morning 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 re-arrested on February 12.

A sixth man, Raymond Deka, 36, was still being sought by police.

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