POLICE SEARCHING FOR THREE SUSPECTS WHO ESCAPED FROM LAWFUL CUSTODY
KRIEL – Police in Mpumalanga are searching for three suspects who escaped from the holding cells at Kriel Police Station. The trio are reported to have escaped in the early hours of the 07 April 2021. An investigation into how these men escaped is underway and police have launched a manhunt.
The suspects are 18 year Siyabonga Mlotshwa, Thabo Motaung aged 24 as well as 35 year Njabulo Nelson khoza. The suspects were initially arrested for rape, robbery, possession of drugs, housebreaking and theft, as well as contravention of the Immigration Act.
Police members who were on duty indicated that they heard strange noise coming from the said holding cells where suspects were locked and went to investigate. That is when they discovered that the trio made their way to an undue freedom. A case of escape from lawful custody was immediately opened and investigation regarding this matter is underway.
Police are appealing to members of the public, including families of the suspects to assist with information that may lead to their re-arrest to contact Detective Sergeant Sipho Nkuna at 0727909238 or call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.