Vryheid cops re-arrest three prison escapees

2014-05-20 00:00

THREE escapees have been re-arrested by Vryheid police over the weekend after escaping on Friday.

Celumusa Jiyane and Halalisani Mbatha were arrested on Friday. Mbatha was shot and wounded during the arrest and taken to hospital for treatment under police guard.

On Saturday morning, Senzo Buthelezi (25) was arrested. They were all charged for escaping from lawful custody. Jiyane appeared in the Vryheid Magistrate’s Court on Friday and Buthelezi appeared yesterday. They were remanded in custody for further investigation.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said they were facing a number of charges including seven counts of robbery, two counts of murder, five counts of attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and stock theft.

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