Nine prisoners escape from police custody in Badplaas

Crime Local

Badplaas) police are looking for eight prisoners who escaped from their holding cells yesterday, May 10, around 17:00. Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brig Selvy Mohlala, they had cut through the bar rooftop of the cells from the inside, and used blankets tied up as a rope to get out. They jumped the police station fence and ran.

“The nine prisoners were arrested for different cases, and the police have managed to apprehend one of them while the other eight are still on the run. We are asking members of the public to come forward if they have any information that could help the police apprehend these criminals,” Mohlala said.

Norman Mthethwa (30), a sentenced prisoner for theft, has already been re-arrested. The other eight prisoners still on the run are:
1. Louis Matsimbi (38): awaiting prisoner, attempted murder
2. Simba Mhlanga (20): awaiting prisoner, attempted murder
3. Charlie Matamela (36): awaiting prisoner, attempted murder
4. Randani Dou (37): awaiting prisoner, robbery
5. Alzek Mulambo (28): sentenced prisoner, theft
6. Jeremiah Shiri (27): sentenced prisoner, theft
7. Simon Mahosi (27): sentenced prisoner, theft
8. Steve Masingi (37): sentenced prisoner, murder.