Four dangerous inmates escaped from Rooigrond correctional facility

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The Department of Correctional Services (DCS), working with the South African Police Services (SAPS), has launched a manhunt following an escape of four (4) inmates at Rooigrond Correctional Facility, near Mahikeng in North West Province on Tuesday.

The department Spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said investigations will be instituted and the circumstances relating to the escape will be revealed once investigations have been concluded.

The inmates are  Zacharia Francisco Nyalimate (Mozambican) convicted for housebreaking and murder. He is serving 27 years. Alfred Gwambe (Mozambican) was convicted for housebreaking, theft and possession of a stolen vehicle. He is serving 65 years.

Siyabonga Sithole (South African) convicted for rape, theft and house breaking and serving a life sentence, and Edward Madiba (South African) was convicted for robbery, possession of a firearm and he is serving 15 years.

Nxumalo said the Department is appealing to the public to assist with any information that may lead to the re-arrest of this four. “They are considered dangerous and if spotted, information should be shared with the nearest Police Station”.

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