26 May 2015
Law enforcement officials have
managed to arrest six of the seven inmates who escaped from Groenpunt
Correctional Centre last week Thursday.
Seven suspects escaped in the early
hours of Thursday morning through an unbarred toilet window, with one suspect
being arrested hours after the escape took place.
Phillip Tivane who is serving
35-years in prison for rape is the only offender who has not been arrested.
Department of Correctional Services
Logan Maistry said these shift arrests were only made possible through the
sheer determination and perseverance of our correctional officials of the South
African Police Service and other law enforcement agencies.
Maistry said these officials have
been working around the clock after the escape in the early hours of last
Thursday morning and for this they must be praised.
“We are certain that they will not
rest, until the last offender is back behind bars.” Maistry concluded.
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