Ixopo: Two of 10 escapees still at large

2012-08-08 00:00

EIGHT of the 10 prisoners who escaped from police custody in Ixopo and fled towards Mzimkhulu early yesterday morning have been rearrested, police said yesterday.

Police spokesperson Thulani Zwane said the eight had already appeared in court and were remanded until today.

The 10 prisoners were awaiting trial on charges including housebreaking, rape and possession of unlicensed firearms.

They escaped from the police holding cells in the town late on Monday night.

Zwane said the circumstances around the escape are being investigated.

No further details were available.

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