Prisoner shot dead during escape from court holding cells in KZN

Two men allegedly robbed a policeman of his gun after escaping from the holding cells at Umbumbulu Magistrate's Court. One of the men was later shot dead.
Two men allegedly robbed a policeman of his gun after escaping from the holding cells at Umbumbulu Magistrate's Court. One of the men was later shot dead.
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A prisoner was shot dead by police during a daring escape from the Umbumbulu Magistrate's Court holding cells, south of Durban, on Tuesday morning.

Reports from the scene indicate that two men allegedly robbed a police officer of his firearm after escaping from the holding cell.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Lt-Col Thulani Zwane confirmed the escape but  provided no further details.

This is a developing story.


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