Dangerous criminal escapes custody

The 30-year-old was expected to go on trial for various crimes including murder.

Vusimuzi Tshepo Genge was expected to go on trial for various crimes including murder. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have warned that a dangerous suspect is still on the run after he escaped from custody at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court.

30-year-old Vusimuzi Tshepo Genge was expected to go on trial for various crimes including murder.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini has called on the public to come forward with any information which can assist authorities to track the man down.

"He's a dangerous suspect and we believe he's armed. We are warning members of the public not to confront him but to phone the police and we're investigating how he escaped."

Dlamini added the man is considered aggressive and dangerous.