Bongani Moyo tries to escape - again

2012-03-14 13:17

Pretoria - Serial jail-breaker Bongani Moyo was one of the three men who allegedly tried to escape from Pretoria Central Prison on Wednesday morning, a correctional services official said.

A newspaper vendor saw them breaking out and raised the alarm, spokesperson Sibongile Khumalo said.

"They were arrested not far from prison."

Moyo, Themba Dube, and Khumbulani Sibanda, serving a 20 year sentence, used their orange overalls to scale the wall.

Khumalo said more details would be available later on Wednesday.

This was Moyo's third escape attempt. He walked out of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court in August 2011, while on crutches.

He previously escaped from the Boksburg prison in March 2011. He was re-arrested near the Beitbridge border post in Limpopo, while making his way back into South Africa from Zimbabwe.

  • Pythagoras - 2012-03-14 13:22

    Slippery bugger! They must put him in solitary confinement for good. This menace will try and try till he succeeds again and eventually flee the country!

      Joseph - 2012-03-14 13:51

      skiet vrek die gemors en klaar

      Peter-Peter - 2012-03-14 14:08

      With the way things are going on in this country, he will probably be given a chance to appeal his re-capture lol

  • Angela - 2012-03-14 13:26

    Newspaper Vendor raised the alarm. Where the hell were the prison guards??

      Bruce - 2012-03-14 13:28

      I would also love to know. This guy has a history of escaping and they don't seem to bother to guard him properly!

      Bluecrest - 2012-03-14 13:32

      McDonalds having breakfast or stuck in traffic?

      Consolata Connie Lodya - 2012-03-14 13:36

      Award the newspaper vendor with a bells. Fire the wardens on duty and give the newspaper vendor a job in that prison.

      TBlogger - 2012-03-14 13:43

      Not a good idea Consolata.. The newspaper vendor will probably be harmed or worse, killed if he works in the prison.. They should award him though...

      Vernon - 2012-03-14 13:45

      ..returning to their work station after helping them escape.

      Peter-Peter - 2012-03-14 14:01

      Probably like this...somewhere

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-03-14 14:46

      They probably assisted the 3 to escape.

      Sechaba - 2012-03-14 15:17

      somewhere at the hospital with their SAPS female counterparts

  • lovellt - 2012-03-14 13:27

    You have to hand it to him, he is determined to not sit in jail. Solitary confinement sounds perfect for him.

  • Mpho - 2012-03-14 13:27

    if you can take this bastard to Chikurubi...he will start respecting the law enforcements, South Africa is just to lenient

      Gregory - 2012-03-14 13:32

      Yes I agree,criminals have too many rights in this place. He should be shackled 24x7x365.

      Johan - 2012-03-14 16:37

      It's a case of criminals watching criminals or criminals that need to catch criminals

  • Peter - 2012-03-14 13:31

    Cut his balls and send him back to Zim.

  • Skuiter - 2012-03-14 13:34

    no leg there's the answer, fire the useless prison officials while ur at it.

  • bennie.wentzel - 2012-03-14 13:38

    was there when it happened this morning. There were more than just 3 trying to escape. Was insane. Prison Guards everywhere !!!

  • TBlogger - 2012-03-14 13:40

    Hope they don't harm the newspaper vendor!

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-03-14 13:45

    A Bell's for the street vendor.

  • Wynand Smit - 2012-03-14 13:46

    bring him to pappa

      Grant - 2012-03-20 18:21

      Pappa kan hom nie vang nie!! (How's my Afrikaans these days?) :P

  • Thoka - 2012-03-14 13:50

    chain his a!!s. give that vendor correctional services job. he deserves it

  • fragtion - 2012-03-14 13:52

    Look, guys, not everybody want's a Bells (whiskey) when they do something good. How's about a Castle, eh? =)

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