Five of the eight Mount Ayliff escapees re-arrested

South African Police Service

Five of the eight Mount Ayliff escapees re-arrested
Five of the eight Mount Ayliff escapees re-arrested

The Task Team which was established on Sunday 23 August 2020, in Mount Ayliff has already rearrested five awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from Mount Ayliff Police Cells on Saturday night, 22 August 2020, in the Alfred Nzo District.

The five suspects are part of the eight that broke doors and windows to find their way out of the police cells. After its establishment, the Task Team hit the ground and started searching in all the local villages of Tabankulu and Mt Ayliff. Subsequently, and between Sunday and Tuesday already, they arrested the five escapees in the local villages which include Ndakeni, Cweraland and Mhluzini Locality.

The arrested suspects are Sindiso Ndzelu, Mfundiso Nogwanya, Abongile Mpandana, Andile Loni and Nathi Mavela and all of them will be charged for Escaping from lawful custody. Other charges relating to Malicious Damage to Property may be added following damages to the property of the state during the breaking from the cells.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga has expressed satisfaction with the work of the Task Team, but stressed that there is no sleeping for the police whilst criminals are roaming and causing panic within the communities. General Ntshinga also appreciated the role and the support of the Communities in ensuring the arrest of the escapees.

More arrests are expected and a warning is sent to all the outstanding suspects to hand over themselves before the police find them. Once again the community is urged not to try and arrest these suspects, as they are believed to be dangerous. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the outstanding escapees, is requested to contact the nearest police station or call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.

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