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Three of five prison escapees re-arrested

Two of the suspects who are still at large are both facing a rape charge.

Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say three awaiting trial prisoners have been re-arrested after escaping from the back of a truck in Hammanskraal.

The trio is part of a group of five suspects who were being transported to the Themba Magistrates Court from the Kgosi Mampuru prison near Pretoria on Tuesday.

Two of the suspects who are still at large are both facing a rape charge.

The police's Lungelo Dlamini says: “Following the escape of the prisoners, the police set up a task team who managed to trace these prisoners who committed armed robberies and murder. Two of the suspects were due to appear in court for a rape case.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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