Five of 14 escapees nabbed after jailbreak
FOURTEEN awaiting trial prisoners escaped from Jane Furse police cells in Sekhukhune, Limpopo yesterday morning.
Police said the prisoners escaped from the holding cells after overpowering a officer, who was serving them with tea.
Five of the escapees were arrested after police launched a manhunt.
Police spokesman in Limpopo colonel, Mohale Ramatseba, identified those who were re-arrested as Karabo Matlala, 20, Jack Tau Tau, 30, Jack Mokgabudi, 30, Cindy Kgaretsi, 31 and Paris Sefoka, 18.
He said those still at large were Thabang Hlako, 22, for housebreaking, Mawethu Kgoloko, 25, for attempted rape, Kenneth Mokgonyetsi, 26, for possession of unlicensed firearm, Solly Sebowane, 26, for car hijacking, David Maupa, 25, for robbery, Patrick Phaswane, 29, for possession of unlicensed firearm, Cedrick Mampuru, 32 for theft, Daniel Mokgwatsane, 26 for rape and Samuel Tshimole, 30 for business robbery.
Those arrested are expected to appear before the Nebo Magistrate's Court today to face charges of escaping from custody.
Ramatseba said those with information about the escapees should contact Major Martin Seabi of Jane Furse at 082-319-9526.