Prison break in Johannesburg

Written by on April 10, 2018

The authorities in South Africa say they are confident of apprehending 16 awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from a facility in the main city, Johannesburg, on Monday, the privately owned Eyewitness News site reports.

The prisoners, who include murder and rape suspects, broke through iron bars and windows before escaping through the fence of a jail known as Sun City.

Prison department spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said the inmates were considered dangerous but the department had a good record of re-arresting prisoners on the run.

“The only recent incident was in the Western Cape in Pollsmoor where six inmates escaped but we managed to re-arrest all of them within 48 hours. So, we are also confident that even with these 16 we will find them and get them back to face charges,” he was quoted as saying.

 


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