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7 prisoners awaiting trial escape from holding cells in Limpopo

Police said the convicts broke out on Saturday night during routine police checks.

Sello Rengane (35), from Bela-Bela, who was arrested for rape was one of the escapees from the Modimolle holding cells in Limpopo. Picture: SAPoliceService/Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - Seven awaiting trial prisoners have escaped from Modimolle holding cells in Limpopo.

Police said the convicts broke out on Saturday night during routine police checks.

Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said: “The escapees were identified as Polano Ndebele, Thapelo Mello, Themba Ncube, Sello Rengane, Kenneth Shuma, Kazen Dluwayo and Mpho Obvious Lesese. Circumstances around their escaping is subject to a police investigation.”

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