One of the escapees has been caught and re-arrested while eleven others are still at large following a breakout at Mount Frere earlier this week.
THE HUNT FOR THE OTHER 11 ESCAPEES CONTINUES
Police said at around 11 am on Friday the task team arrested Nkosikhona Ngcopheni who was detained on a theft charge. He was arrested at his house in Nkungwini location in Mount Frere.
The hunt for the other 11 escapees continues.
The twelve prisoners escaped from the holding cells of an Eastern Cape police station in the early hours of Thursday morning, 30 September.
Police said all the escapees are considered dangerous, and the provincial police commissioner has implemented an action plan to ensure their recapture.
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“When police officers were conducting their routine cell visits, instead of prisoners they found a hole in the wall of a cell, and the detainees were nowhere to be found.
“On further investigation, it was established that the perimeter fence near the cell block was also cut. Police are warning the community that these prisoners are dangerous and should not be approached instead, police must be contacted.”
The provincial organised crime unit is investigating a case of escaping from lawful custody, and an internal probe is underway.
Commissioner Major General Dladla warned Eastern Cape communities not to harbour the prisoners as they would be committing an offence.
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