An eerie ordeal

The escape of an awaiting-trial suspect or convicted prisoner is invariably an unwelcome - if not eerie - development for witnesses or individuals responsible for their arrest.

The escape of an awaiting-trial suspect or convicted prisoner is invariably an unwelcome - if not eerie - development for witnesses or individuals responsible for their arrest.

The possibility of revenge instantly preoccupies those affected by the jailbreak - as is the case with a Soweto mother of a six-year-old rape victim who now fears for her life. She has been devastated by news of the escape from custody of Paul Mofokeng, who pleaded guilty to the rape of the child.

We're shocked by this development and hope that those responsible for the security lapse will be promptly charged with dereliction of duty.

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