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WATCH | Alleged criminal sneaks out of police vehicle in traffic

By [email protected] (Unathi Nkanjeni)

Another prison escape

Eastern Cape police launched a manhunt after seven prisoners escaped from Makhanda Correctional facility this week.

It is alleged on Tuesday an officer arrived for standby duties when she saw lights were on in one unit. It was discovered seven prisoners had escaped through a window. 

Police said the circumstances surrounding the incident are forming part of the investigation.  

Provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Nomthetheleli Mene implemented a 72-hour activation plan after the incident. Police opened a case of escaping from lawful custody for further investigation.

“Police are warning the community these prisoners are dangerous and should not be approached. Instead police must be contacted. We are also urging communities not to protect these criminals as they will be committing an offence if found to be aiding and abetting them.”

SowetanLIVE reported one escaped inmate, Bennet Kwarrie, was caught after a truck hit him.

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Source: TimesLIVE