Limpopo: Police launch manhunt for six escapees

Letsitele: The South African Police Service in Letsitele outside Tzaneen launched a massive manhunt for six (06) awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from the holding cells this afternoon.

It is alleged that the six (06) awaiting trial prisoners have on Saturday 2019-02-09 at about 16:45, escaped when they were being given food by the Police.

The escaped prisoners are as follow:

* Adam Baloyi aged 20 who was arrested for house robbery.

* Eddie Baloyi aged 20 who was arrested for armed robbery and attempted murder.

* Benedict Ledwaba aged 36 who was arrested for theft.

* Doctor Kubayi aged 31 who was arrested for burglary business.

* Lordwick Mhlongo aged 36 who was arrested for burglary business.

* Frank Nyambi aged 31 who was arrested for burglary business.

The circumstances around their escape are still being investigated.

Source: South African Police Service