BuzzSouthAfrica has been informed about prisoners escape from Haenertzburg cell in Limpopo. Already, the Police in Haenertzburg has launched a manhunt for the three awaiting trial prisoners in the picture above.
From our gatherings, the prisoners escaped from the Haenertzburg cell in the night. The police only learned about the escape when they conducted a routine check in and around the cells.
While the circumstances surrounding the prisoners escape from the Haenertzburg cell are still being investigated, SAPS (South African Police Service) identified the escapees as follows:
- Abel Modiba aged 27 years old and was arrested for two house robberies.
- Thomas Nkuna aged 33 years and was arrested for two house robberies.
- Elia Makgaba aged 28 years and was arrested for armed robbery.
SAPS added that a case of escaping from lawful custody has been opened. While the investigation continues, SAPS is asking anyone with information on the escapees’ whereabouts to contact Haenertzburg Police Station at 082 565 8191.
Alternatively, you can contact the nearest Police Station, the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or SMS detailed information to Crime Line number – 32211.
Meanwhile, a 27 years old Vryheid man has been convicted and sentenced by the Vryheid Regional Court to ten years imprisonment for raping his sister (22).
Confirming this, SAPS related thus:
“On 1 January 2017 at 23:00, the victim asked her brother to accompany her to a nearby tavern at Bhekuzulu location.
While walking with him, the accused threatening her with a knife and forced her to nearby bushes, where he raped her.
A case of rape was opened at the Vryheid police station for further investigation. The Vryheid Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offences Unit took over the investigation that led to the arrest and conviction of the accused.”
The Vryheid man was handed the punishment after he pleaded guilty to the crime.