Police re-arrested prisoners who escaped

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Two awaiting trial detainees, Gomolemo Chacha (24) and Ditshebi Eric Molaetsi (28), who escaped from lawful custody were rearrested on Tuesday night,16 August 2022.The pair together with six other awaiting trial detainees escaped after overpowering a police officer at Wolmaransstad police station holding cells at about 16:20 on Saturday, 13 August 2022.

Colonel Adéle Myburg of North West Police said the detainees then took the cell key from the member and ultimately escaped. “At the time of escape, the detainees were among others, facing charges of armed robbery, murder, burglary and domestic violence.”

Myburg said six of the detainees were re-arrested between Saturday the 13th and Sunday, the 14th of August 2022.

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