Bongani Moyo’s escape attempt probed

2012-03-14 11:12

A foiled escape attempt by serial escapee Bongani Moyo from the Pretoria Central Prison is being investigated.

Eyewitness News reports national correctional services commissioner Tom Moyane confirmed that Moyo and two co-accused were caught after an escape attempt today.

Robbery accused Moyo, who had escaped twice before, was seriously injured and has been taken to hospital.

According to Eyewitness News, Moyo and two ­co-accused used their prison uniforms as rope to climb down the wall during exercise time in the prison courtyard.

A newspaper vendor alerted wardens after which one prisoner was caught about 50m down the road. The other two were climbing over inside fences when their escape attempt was exposed.

Moyane said a serious breach of operating procedures and security protocol was being investigated.

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