Hawks re-arrested escapee

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

A 33-year-old Lundi Mzimkhulu (33), who escaped from Sada Prison in Whittlesea, East London, on 14 August 2020, was re-arrested by the hawks on Tuesday evening in a possession of a stolen vehicle and an illegal pistol.

Hawks spokesperson Lwando Zenzile said it is alleged that he had pushed correctional service officers, pointed them with a firearm and ushered them into an office where the officers were searched.

“Mzimkhulu together with other prisoners, Siyabulela Mtshobi, Sibusiso Nzuzo and others took the officers car keys, their uniform jacket, caps as they grabbed the gate keys to make their getaway. Mzimkhulu had previously escaped from lawful custody with other three suspects on their way back from the Whittlesea Magistrate Court in March 2020. ” said Zenzile

Mzimkhulu is expected to appear at the Dutywa Magistate Court on Thursday 22, October 2020.

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