Zimstar News/Agencies

Two Zimbabwean men have escaped from a South African police cell in Limpopo while awaiting trial for robbery.

Thirty-eight-year-old Stanley Chiteya and 26-year-old Dexter Tinashe were both facing business robbery that occurred in November last year.

They escaped together with Mohammed Nassir (29), a Bangladesh national who was facing murder that occurred in January and Joseph Hlongwane, a 37-year-old South African national arrested for house robbery and rape, which happened this month.

South African police at Mahwelereng, outside Mokopane, in Limpopo have launched a manhunt for four awaiting-trial prisoners who escaped from the police cells on Sunday night.


Mojapelo said officers on duty were allegedly alerted by other inmates about the escape of the four and a manhunt was “immediately” launched.

He said investigations into the circumstances of the escape have already commenced.

“The suspects were arrested for serious and violent crimes and as a result community members are advised not to attempt to arrest them if they have information about any of their whereabouts but must instead, contact the police,” said Mojapelo.


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