South Africa 9.4.2018 10:43 am

16 prisoners escape from Joburg’s Sun City prison

The department of correctional services is expected to issue a detailed statement later containing names and images of the escapees.

A manhunt has been launched for 16 awaiting-trial prisoners who escaped from the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, also known as Sun City, in Naturena this morning at around 3am.

“According to a preliminary investigation, these remand detainees escaped in the morning at approximately 03:00.  They escaped through a pipe shaft and used an object to break the wall then proceeded to the fence,” a statement from correctional services spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said 

The department has appealed to the public to assist with any information that could lead to the re-arrest of the prisoners.

This is a developing story. More to follow.

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