COPS have launched a manhunt for four awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from prison cells on Sunday night in BelaBela Limpopo.

One of them, Clifford Cleo Mutonhon (29) was cornered and re-arrested outside the police station yard.

Mutonhon told the cops that the other four fled into the darkness.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapilo said five prisoners managed to escape just before midnight.

Silence Dube (29) from Soshanguve, Philani Sithole (30) from Winterveldt in Mabopane, Thabang Dube (30) also from Winterveldt and Joshua Mogashoa were arrested for armed robbery.

They committed armed robbery along the N1 freeway between Pienaarsrivier and BelaBela.

The details about how they escaped are still being investigated the police.

Brigadier Mojapilo encouraged anyone with information about the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the nearest police station or contact the toll free number 08600 10111.


Source: Dailysun