Hunt for six awaiting-trial detainees who escaped from police holding cells

Police in are searching for six detainees who escaped from the holding cells at Letsitele police station.
Police in are searching for six detainees who escaped from the holding cells at Letsitele police station.
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Police in Letsitele, outside Tzaneen in Limpopo, have launched a massive manhunt  following the escape of six awaiting-trial detainees from the holding cells on Saturday afternoon.

Police spokesperson Col  Moatshe Ngoepe said the six detainees escaped while being given food by the police.

The escaped detainees are:

  •  Adam Baloyi, 20, who was arrested for house robbery;
  •  Eddie Baloyi, 20, who was arrested for armed robbery and attempted murder;
  •  Benedict Ledwaba, 36, who was arrested for theft;
  •  Doctor Kubayi, 31, who was arrested for burglary; 
  •  Lordwick Mhlongo, 36, who was arrested for burglary; 
  •  Frank Nyambi, 31, who was arrested for burglary. 
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