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Limpopo police hunt Lephalale prison escapee accused of murder

Petrus Moyo was arrested for killing a farmer and injuring his wife during a farm attack in September.

Petrus Moyo was arrested for killing a farmer and injuring his wife during a farm attack in September. Picture: Twitter/@crimeairnetwork

JOHANNESBURG - Limpopo police have called on anyone with information on the whereabouts of a murder accused who escaped from a Lephalale prison to come forward.

Petrus Moyo was arrested for killing a farmer and injuring his wife during a farm attack in September.

The 27-year-old fled from custody on Tuesday morning.

The police say that he's in the country illegally.

Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said: “I can confirm that our search operation is still unfolding on the escapee Moyo, who escaped in the Lephalale holding cell.”

Just last month, seven prisoners escaped from a correctional facility in that province.

Five were re-arrested.