The Department of Correctional Services has launched a manhunt following the escape of two sentenced inmates from Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre in Tshwane on Wednesday.
The escapees are both foreign nationals. Thabo Zacharia Muyambo from Mozambique is serving a life sentence for 21 counts of various crimes including rape, robbery and kidnapping; and Johannes Chauke from Zimbabwe is serving 20 years for house breaking offences.
Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo says the two are still at large. “Members of the Emergency Support Team from Correctional Services working closely with the South African Police Service are hot on their heels and these escapees shall be brought back behind bars. The DCS has also initiated an internal investigation into this incident,” he says.
The public is urged to contact the nearest police station should they come into contact with the men. #ladi_jaja?