Escaped prisoners, rearrested
By Jurina Nkwazi
19 September 2010
Three prisoners who escaped from the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday have been rearrested, police said.
The three were part of nine prisoners awaiting trial.
Western Cape police’s Billy Jones says 21-year-old Zolani Hermanus who was arrested for rape was rearrested in Cradock yesterday morning. Twenty-eight-year-old Thembele Mqoba and 21-year-old Lubabalo Mabhuti, charged respectively with rape and murder, were rearrested in Delft and Khayelitsha on Friday.
A 45 year old sergeant allegedly helped the men escape from the holding cells on Wednesday.
The sergeant has been arrested and will appear in court on Monday.
Police are still searching for the other escaped prisoners.