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5 detainees on the run in Limpopo

2013-01-09 13:39

Polokwane - Five detainees have escaped from police holding cells in Polokwane, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

They escaped sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, said Colonel Ronel Otto.

"At this stage it is not clear how the suspects managed to escape, but investigations into the circumstances behind the incident are ongoing," she said.

The men have been identified as Mackford Mangena, Samuel Legodi, Edwin Maleka, Joseph Mathipa, and Sello Matlala. Three of them are aged 19.

Mangena and Legodi faced accusations of armed robbery, Mathipa was accused of robbery, Matlala of rape, and Maleka of housebreaking and theft.

"Members of the public are advised not to apprehend the suspects as they might be armed and dangerous," said Otto.

Comments
  • modernmetaphysicist.modern - 2013-01-09 13:51

    dammit Limpopo, get it together, stop allowing these animals to escape back into our communities, damn corrupt or incompetent law enforcers

      zambezi.river - 2013-01-09 14:47

      They will neva catch me....................psssssst don't let them in on this post!

      Wish EaTwice - 2013-01-09 20:21

      Oh really, why don't you go and join the force and stop putting the blame on our protectors.

  • maguga.livhu - 2013-01-09 13:52

    police try 2 work hard..how can those criminal disapear, sumthng hapend..SAPS is 24 secure.

  • george.tjoens.3 - 2013-01-09 13:59

    Goes to show that whatever means we currently have to keep them behind bars, is one step short of the criminal's creativity to get out. What a lovely country we would have if all this negative creativeness could be turned into positive actions. Well .... we can only hope

  • rudzanimulaudzi.mulaudzi - 2013-01-09 13:59

    The past two weeks we praise police in pretoria west for a wonderful job done. Now other police let the thugs out to the community, cause jail is secured 24hrs a day.

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-01-09 14:07

    Where is that guy who wrote a mynews24 article about how great zimpopo is doing?

      modernmetaphysicist.modern - 2013-01-09 14:36

      haha, zimpopo a plain mess of a province, not sure which is worse, zimpopo or eastern cape, and government does nothing about these incompetent officials ruining the provinces and our beloved country, damn shameful

  • nhlapop - 2013-01-09 14:22

    Limpopo. Someone must stop this wild animals to escape back to our communities.

  • dianne.neyt - 2013-01-09 14:23

    I am always amazed at how these thugs "escape" so frequently. Food for thought!

  • ravin.govinden - 2013-01-09 14:31

    What a joke? Not clear how they escaped. Very clear, police help them escape. Now the criminals are free and the police are sitting fat with the money they were paid. Who suffers at the end, the innocent public.

  • John - 2013-01-09 14:33

    Definitely a SAPS assisted inside job! Who are they fooling?

  • briana.scott - 2013-01-09 14:34

    they are hardly detainees if they are on the run...

  • aroka.murombe - 2013-01-09 14:38

    They escaped sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning what does this mean?

  • Hobohopkins - 2013-01-09 14:48

    If they on the run are they DETAINEES????

      roy.wadhams.1 - 2013-01-09 15:00

      No! runners

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2013-01-09 14:53

    Can only happen with the help of a Warder.

  • Wish EaTwice - 2013-01-09 20:19

    It's all about Limpopo this month, why is that?? Don't blame the leadership.

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