Inmates escaped from custody

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The police have launched a manhunt after six inmates escaped from custody. The inmates escaped while en route to Court at Vosloorus on Friday.

According to reports, the police truck transporting the prisoners was ambushed by three armed men driving a silver Audi vehicle at the corner of Barry Marais and Rondebult streets.

Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Muridili said the five of the six escapees were due at Court for a Dawnpark case of business robbery, attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearm and the sixth escapee was due for his first appearance on a shoplifting case.

“The accused are Zimbabwean nationals, Nkululeko Nkomo, Thulani Dube Augustine Moyo, Mbongiseni Mkandl and Robert Hlatshwayo, a South African.”

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