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Four DANGEROUS prisoners escape from Rooigrond Correctional Facility



The Department of Correctional Services (DCS), a manhunt, has been launched for the four DANGEROUS prisoners who escaped from the Rooigrond Correctional Facility on Tuesday.

HOW DID THE FOUR PRISONERS ESCAPE?

According to spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo, the circumstances relating to the escape will be revealed once investigations have been concluded.

“Investigations will be instituted, and the circumstances relating to the escape will be revealed once investigations have been concluded,”
Nxumalo said.

ALSO READ: Four DANGEROUS prisoners escaped from a police vehicle in Polokwane

WHO ARE THE ESCAPEES, AND WHAT WERE THEY CONVICTED FOR?

The inmates are:

Zacharia Francisco Nyalimate (Mozambican) was convicted for housebreaking and murder. He is serving 27 years.

Alfred Gwambe (Mozambican) was convicted for housebreaking, theft, the possession of a stolen vehicle. He is serving 65 years.

Siyabonga Sithole (South African) was convicted for rape, theft, and housebreaking and is serving a life sentence,

Edward Madiba (South African) was convicted for robbery possession of a firearm and is serving 15 years.

HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?

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.”

Click here for a list of police stations and contact numbers in North West.

ALSO READ: Video: Police stop to buy a cooldrink – four dangerous criminals escaped

Last year, video footage emerged showing a police officer went to buy a cooldrink when prisoners he was transporting overpowered him and escaped.

According to a Facebook post by AfriForum Pietersburg, the police officer stopped at the Eerstegoud Trading Store on Wednesday last week, 21 July 2021 to buy the prisoners he was transporting cooldrinks.

In the video, the officer can be seen leaving the police vehicle, and when he returns with the 2litre cooldrink and open the back of the van, he is overpowered. The door of the can is pushed open with force from inside, and shortly after that, you can see the men running around the vehicle, searching for something before they take off.



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