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Sixth escaped Groenpunt prisoner rearrested

Correctional services says Phillip Tivane is the only prisoner still on the run.

Picture: freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - A sixth prisoner who escaped from the Groenpunt Maximum Correctional Facility in Vereeniging last week has been rearrested.

Seven men initially escaped through a window last week.

Five were recaptured a few days later.

Correctional Services' Logan Maistry said the latest inmate was traced to Vosloorus on Monday night.

"The last inmate, who is serving 35 years in imprisonment for rape, Phillip Tivane, is the only offender still on the run."

The seven men were convicted of crimes including burglary, rape, attempted murder and are considered extremely dangerous.

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