FIVE AWAITING TRIAL PRISONERS ESCAPE!
POLOKWANE cops have launched a massive manhunt for five awaiting trial prisoners, who escaped from the back of a van.
It’s alleged the prisoners were being transported from Haenertsburg Police Station, outside Tzaneen to Polokwane when they jumped from the back of a moving Police van.
Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said one of the prisoners was initially arrested for house robbery, committed in the Haenertsburg, was re-arrested shortly after the escape.
He said the remaining four escapees who were arrested for different crimes which they committed in the Haenertsburg.
“The escapees were identified as Thomas Nkuna, Jeffrey Nkuna, George Nkuna and Abel Modiba also known as ‘ABSA’ from Motjeteng village near Lenyenye outside Tzaneen,” Ngoepe said.
Ngoepe said the police appeal to anyone with information that can lead to the re-arrest of the prisoners to contact Colonel Linky Mathebula on 064 756 8218 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
Police investigations into the circumstances of the escape is underway.