Tebogo Msimanga |
North West Police re-arrested four of the nine escapees at Myra village, in Taung through the assistance of members of the community.
It is alleged that the escapees were re-arrested after citizens alerted the police about the presence of the escapees in the village. The police reacted to the information and re-arrested Thabo Pita (24), Thabo Edward Bankies (31) Thabo Aaron Mokwena (46) and Lekhoa Methola (44).
North West Police Spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone said three of the re-arrested escapees are Lesotho nationals while one is a South African. “At the time of the escape, Pita and Methola were held as undocumented persons and awaiting deportation while Mokwena and Bankies were facing charges of robbery and attempted murder”.
They are all expected to appear in the Schweizer- Reneke Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 29 November 2021.
Meanwhile, the police are still working hard to trace and re-arrest the remaining five escapees who escaped on Friday, 12 November 2021, from lawful custody after overpowering police officials.
The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena commended members of the community for their information which led to the re-arrest of the four escapees.