Mass prison breakout in Limpopo
By Khanyisa Tabata
23 April 2011
Limpopo police say 13 awaiting trial prisoners escaped from holding cells at the Botlokwa police station last night.
Eleven of the 13 were being held on rape charges. A prison spokesperson says two police officials, a warrant officer and a constable, were visiting the prisoners when they were attacked.
The officials were overpowered and severely assaulted. They were then locked into one of the cells before the prisoners fled the scene. Two of the prisoners wanted on murder charges have been recaptured.