Pollsmoor prison break: Have you seen these men?

Henrietta Strickland
March 13, 2018

Cape Town - A convicted rapist remains on the run after five escapees, who broke out of Pollsmoor Correctional Centre on Sunday night, were rearrested, the Department of Correctional Services confirmed.

According to officials, they are following leads and hope to have the remaining convict, who is serving a sentence for rape, back in prison soon.

The fence where the escaped prisoners jumped was "not electrified".

But the medium B section was the scene of drama late last night nearly straight out of a movie.

Correctional Services' Simphiwe Xako said all six are still at large and members of the Emergency Support Team from Correctional Services were working closely with the SAPS to find them.

The department said it has launched an internal investigation into the incident. Members of the public are urged not to try to engage the six, but rather report to the nearest police station.

This is not the first escape from the correctional facility, as four years ago four prisoners escaped.

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