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Investigations were still "under way" after 11 awaiting-trial prisoners escaped from a detention facility in Johannesburg, police said yesterday.
The escapees were apparently assisted by two police officials.
"We are still busy with investigations so I cannot say what exactly happened, or which facility they escaped from," said Director Govindsamy Mariemuthoo.
He said one of the prisoners was re-arrested shortly after the 11 prisoners - being held for cases ranging from murder to robbery - escaped on Sunday.
The two police officials said to be involved in the escape have been arrested.
"They are being detained until we get a trial date and investigate further," Mariemuthoo said. - Sapa