AN ESCAPEE SOUGHT BY POLICE
Nelspruit: 28 December 2022 – Police at Kwamhlanga are investigating an incident in which a suspect, Bheki Moses Phakathi aged 29 (picture attached) escaped from lawful custody at Kwamhlanga Magistrate’s Court on 21 December 2022.
According to the report, members from Tweefontein SAPS are said to have transported suspects for court appearance on the said day. It is alleged that on their arrival in court, the suspect somehow escaped inside the court building. Thereafter it is further indicated that the members chased after the escapee but without any success. A case of escape from lawful custody was opened against the suspect with another charge of aiding a suspect to escape being investigated as well. Internal investigations surrounding the circumstances of this escape had also being instituted against the said members.
The suspect was initially arrested for five counts of rape as well as a charge of burglary residential. He is still in hiding and members of the public are urged to alert police whenever they see him by calling the
Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.