Last of the three escapees re arrested, Burgersfort

South African Police Service

Last of the three escapees re arrested, Burgersfort
Last of the three escapees re arrested, Burgersfort

The remaining escapee in this matter Tumelo Vincent Kgoedi was re arrested in the area on the morning of 25 February 2018, through a tip off from members of the community and during the arrest, he was found in possession of two unlicensed firearms.

A week ago, the Dedicated Task Team followed up on information on the movement of these escapees until they spotted them at two separate locations. Upon seeing that he was being cornered by the Police, one escapee Simon Mokone aged 23, allegedly started shooting at the police who retaliated and during that process, he was fatally wounded.

The second escapee Zandile Emmanuel Lebambo aged 31, was shot in the leg while trying to evade the arrest.

The circumstances behind this escape is subject to Police investigations as they are still unfolding.

This escapee will appear before Praktiseer Magistrate Court on Monday 26 february 2018, on charges of escaping from lawful custody and possession of unlicensed firearms.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service