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Convicted gangsters in car accident en route to jail

It’s been confirmed the accident took place on the N2 in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

FILE: Members of the 28s gang in court on 4 May 2015. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News understands eight gangsters convicted in the trial involving gang boss George 'Geweld' Thomas were involved in a road accident en route to prison.

The Correctional Service Department has confirmed the accident, but would not give any details about who the prisoners are.

It's been confirmed the accident took place on the N2 in Port Elizabeth yesterday and that the prisoners were being transported to the Kokstad Correctional Facility in Kwazulu-Natal.

Eyewitness News has learnt Geweld was not involved in the accident.

The Department of Correctional Services Simphiwe Ngcuka said, "We can confirm that George Thomas is safe. He was not involved in any car accident and he is currently incarcerated."

He would not confirm whether one of Thomas's main henchmen, Kenneth Luweet, had to undergo an operation at Livingston Hospital as a result of his injuries.

Eastern Cape Health's Sizwe Kupelo has revealed a section of the hospital had to be placed on lockdown due to high-risk prisoners being treated there.

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