Inmate escapes from police cells after killing a Warrant Officer

South African Police Service

Inmate escapes from police cells after killing a Warrant Officer. Photo: SAPS
Inmate escapes from police cells after killing a Warrant Officer. Photo: SAPS

The police in Mutale outside Thohoyandou in the Vhembe District have launched a manhunt for a dangerous inmate who allegedly killed a 57-year-old Warrant Officer in the police cells on Friday afternoon, 27 November 2020 at about 16:30 and then escaped.

The deceased member routinely visited the cells and was attacked by the suspect who stabbed him several times. The suspect took the keys from the deceased and stole the money from the safe before escaping.

The suspect, who was previously incarcerated on other crimes, was earlier on Friday arrested on charges of rape, kidnapping and violation of a Protection Order.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has instructed that a 72-hour activation plan be immediately implemented to track down the killer.

Cases of murder, robbery and escaping from lawful custody have been opened. The Police are calling on Nyadzani Muvhuso (pictured below) to avail himself at Mutale police station or any nearest police as it is believed he will be able to assist in the investigations.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Colonel (Dr) Chris Mabasa on 082 469 0739, the Crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police. Any information received will be treated with confidentiality.

SAPS Newsroom

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