Cops nab one of nine fugitives

2010-09-17 13:37

One of the nine men who escaped from the holding cells at the Khayelitsha Magistrates Court has been found.

“We have been working around the clock since 1am. We found him at a house on Site B in Khayelitsha,” Western Cape police spokesperson Colonel Billy Jones said.

Police launched a manhunt for the nine escaped prisoners earlier today.

“We had a number of addresses on record of family and friends of the men and we went to all of them.”

Four of the nine fugitives were the accused in the Zoliswa Nkonyana murder case. She was killed at the age of 19, allegedly for being a lesbian.

Nkonyana was clubbed, kicked and beaten to death in February 2006.

The recaptured man was not one of these four.

The other eight were still at large.

A police sergeant was arrested yesterday for allegedly helping them escape.

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