Mpuma prisoner re-arrested

2014-10-10 22:40
Nielen de Klerk, News24

Nielen de Klerk, News24

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Johannesburg - One of three awaiting-trial prisoners who escaped from the Belfast police cells was re-arrested, Mpumalanga police said on Friday.

Skhumbuzo Mthethwa, 21, was re-arrested on Thursday night at a hideout in Siyathuthuka Location, said spokesperson Leonard Hlathi.

Mthethwa, who was awaiting trial for alleged theft and two other prisoners escaped on Saturday.

"Mthethwa together with Petros Mamaru, 24 and Lucky Sibuyi, 24, escaped through an opening which was cut from the steel roof in the exercise area of the cell," said Hlathi.

The search was continuing for Mamaru, accused of double murder, and Sibuyi, of armed robbery.

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