Gauteng police are tracking three prisoners of Baviaanspoort Correctional Services who escaped from detention this week. The prisoners have already been sentenced for serious crimes, including robbery and rape.
Capt. Police spokeswoman Kay Makhubele said in a statement on Saturday that Louis Matola, Knowledge Shoka and Fassman Manamela escaped from custody on Wednesday between 10pm and 4pm. They have been searching ever since.
Matola was sentenced to 13 years in prison on robbery charges. Shoka, in turn, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of housebreaking and theft, while Manamela served a 25-year sentence for rape at the time of his escape.
Police are calling on the public to report any information on where the inmates may find themselves at the nearest police station or Crime Stop number on 08 600 10111.