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POLICE LAUNCH MANHUNT FOLLOWING THE ESCAPE OF FOUR AWAITING TRIAL PRISONERS: POLOKWANE
2021/09/28      |  Written By:  Brigadier M Mojapelo   |   Province:  Limpopo

POLOKWANE: 27 September 2021 - The South African Police Service in Mahwelereng outside Mokopane have launched a manhunt for four awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from police cells on Sunday 26 September 2021 at about 21:00.

The suspects are as follows:

▪ Mohammed Nassir (29), Bangladesh national arrested for murder that occurred in January 2021

▪ Stanley Chiteya (38), Zimbabwean national arrested for business robbery that occurred in November 2020.

▪ Dexter Tinashe (26), Zimbabwean national arrested for business robbery that took place last year(2020), in November.

▪ Joseph Hlongwane (37), a South African arrested for house robbery and rape which happened in September 2021.

Police were allegedly alerted by other inmates about the escape and immediately launched a manhunt. Investigation into the  circumstances of the escape have already commenced.

The suspects were arrested for serious and violent crimes and as a result, community members are advised not to attempt to arrest them if they have information about any of their whereabouts but must instead, contact the police.

Police appeal to anyone with information about these escapees to contact the investigating officer, Lieutenant Colonel Sekanka on 082565 8505 or crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police or MySAPSApp.

Police investigations are continuing.

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Stanley Chiteya (38), Zimbabwean national arrested for business robbery that occurred in November 2020.
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Joseph Hlongwane (37), a South African arrested for house robbery and rape which happened in September 2021.
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Dexter Tinashe (26), Zimbabwean national arrested for business robbery that took place last year(2020), in November.
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Mohammed Nassir (29), Bangladesh national arrested for murder that occurred in January 2021.