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Three awaiting trial inmates escape in Limpopo

Police say the three disarmed officers when they brought them food on Thursday night.

Picture: Free Images.

JOHANNESBURG - Three awaiting trial prisoners have escaped from police custody at the Phalaborwa holding cells in Limpopo.

Police say the three disarmed officers when they brought them food on Thursday night.

Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe says, “We're investigating the circumstances around this incident. We'll allow the task team to follow them until they are taken back to their cells.”

Last week, two prisoners escaped from the Hlanganani police holding cells in Phalaborwa.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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