Update: Escaped prisoners from correctional centre, Makhado

South African Police Service

Update: Escaped prisoners from correctional centre, Makhado
Update: Escaped prisoners from correctional centre, Makhado

The remaining escapee of the seven prisoners who broke out from Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre outside Makhado, has been re arrested during an Intelligence led joint operation that was conducted in the early hours of 7 September 2018.

Raphaelj Nyota aged 30 from Harare in Zimbabwe, was apprehended around Ivory Park taxi rank in the Gauteng Province.

This brings to seven, the total number of all the escapees re-arrested. Nyota was imprisoned for murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

The other six escapees who were re-arrested earlier are as follows: Chris Faku aged aged 37, Jabulani Isaac Mahlangu aged 32 from Pretoria in the Gauteng Province, Ntshengedzeni Manukha aged 26 from Thohoyandou, Ntshavheni Thomas Munyai aged 30 from Riverside, Justice Makamo aged 28 from Zimbabwe and Phathutshedzo Namadodzi aged 34 from Dididi village outside Thohoyandou.

These inmates escaped from prison on Thursday, 27 October 2017 in the evening.

Nyota will appear before the Makhado Magistrates’ Court soon to face a charge of escaping from lawful custody.

The SAPS Provincial Commissioner in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has commended the teams of SAPS and other role players for the job well done in bringing all these dangerous criminals back to where they belong.

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