Limpopo police warns public against attempting to arrest 7 prison escapees

The prisoners broke out during a routine police check at the Modimolle holding cells in Limpopo at the weekend.

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 - Limpopo police on Monday cautioned the public not to apprehend seven awaiting prisoners who escaped over the weekend as they were considered highly dangerous.

The prisoners broke out during a routine police check at the Modimolle holding cells in Limpopo.

They had been identified as Polano Ndebele, Thapelo Mello, Themba Ncube, Sello Rengane, Kenneth Shuma, Kazen Dluwayo as well as Mpho Obvious Lesese.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said they were investigating how exactly the escapees broke out.

“Taking into consideration the type of offences they were arrested for like house robberies… they are highly dangerous and members of the community must not attempt to arrest them. But when they see them they must just inform us, we will quickly take action and arrest them,” he said.