Gauteng police arrest 2 of 6 Zimbabwean inmates who escaped ‘movie-style’

by Tulip Charowa

SOUTH African police have tracked down two more prisoners who made a dash for freedom during a daring escape in Gauteng on Friday.

SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Brenda Muridili, said Nkululeko Nkomo and Robert Hlatshwayo were arrested at a petrol station in Olivenhoutbosch.

She said a third suspect was nabbed for aiding and abetting.

On Friday, police launched a manhunt after six inmates escaped from custody.

Robert Hlatshwayo and Nkululeko Nkomo were traced and arrested. Picture: SAPS

According to reports, the police truck transporting the prisoners was ambushed by three armed men driving a silver Audi at the corner of Barry Marais and Rondebult streets in Brakpan on the East Rand.

Five of the six escapees were due at court for a Dawn Park case of business robbery, attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm, and the sixth escapee was due for his first appearance on a shoplifting case.

Police are continuing to search for the remaining four inmates.

Still on the run: Mbongiseni Mkandla
Still on the run: Thulani Dube
Still on the run: Augustine Nqobani Moyo


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