Two extremely dangerous escapees re arrested

South African Police Service

Two extremely dangerous escapees re arrested
Two extremely dangerous escapees re arrested

Police have made a breakthrough in re arresting two highly dangerous awaiting trial prisoners who escaped while being on trial for serious and violent crimes.

Percy Matimba, who was on trial for 13 cases of kidnapping, rape and armed robbery was arrested yesterday, 26 September 2018, in a shack in Tsepisong.

Daniel Musawenkosi Sibanyoni who was on trial for house robbery in Langlaagte was re arrested after he burned down a house of his girlfriend in Craydon, Ekurhuleni.

Both suspects are due to appear at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court.

Percy Matimba is one of the 16 prisoners who escaped at the Johannesburg Correctional Service during March this year. He was on awaiting trial as a serial rapist. All his victims (13) were allegedly approached in the afternoon or early in the evening on Friday and Saturday at Park Station or MTN Taxi Rank in Johannesburg. He would then travel with them and take them to an open veld in Tsepisong where they were all raped and robbed of their personal belongings.

He escaped before he was due to stand trial for serial rapes in the South Gauteng High Court on 30th July 2018.

Daniel Sibanyoni escaped while he was enroute to court on the 16 of January this year. After escaping, it is suspected that he was hiding in Ekurhuleni where he assaulted his girlfriend. After his girlfriend opened a case of assault with grievous bodily harm, he disappeared fearing that the police were looking for him. Last night he allegedly went back to his girlfriend residence in Craydon and he set the premises on fire.

While he was fleeing from the premises, police spotted him. He was arrested. On investigation it was established that he escaped from a police truck while he was due to appear in court on charges of house robbery.

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