POLOKWANE - The Police in Modimolle are on the hunt for seven awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from the police holding cells last night at about 20:00.
It is alleged that these prisoners escaped during routine service by police members and they were identified as follows:
* Polano Ndebele (27) was arrested for contravening of the explosives Act
* Thapelo Mello (24) was arrested for contravening of the explosives Act
* Themba Ncube (36) was arrested for contravening of the explosives Act
* Sello Rengane (35) was arrested for rape
* Mpho Obvious Lesese (32) was arrested for armed robbery
* Kenneth Shuma (30) was arrested for armed robbery
* Kazen Dluwayo (33) was arrested for house robbery
The circumstances around this escaping incident is a subject of the ongoing police investigations.
Anyone with information that can lead to the re-arrest of these escapees is requested to contact Captain Richard Boshomane at 079 894 5501 or Crime Stop on 0860010111 or the Crime Line SMS 32211 or the nearest police station.
Source: South African Police Service