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Cape Town - Five prisoners are on the run after they escaped from the holding cells at the Lentegeur police station in Mitchell’s Plain on Saturday, Western Cape SAPS said on Sunday.

The escapees, all awaiting their first court appearances, managed to flee at about 12:30, spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirmed.

“The five males aged between 21 and 33 were in custody for separate cases like possession of drugs, robbery with a firearm, theft of motor vehicle and business robbery,” he said.

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