A South African Defence Power member was arrested for allegedly serving to six awaiting trial prisoners escape from police custody in Makhado, Limpopo.
The soldier Kedibone Albert Langa (38), was arrested along with one of many escapee’s brothers Thabani Sibanda (28) in Musina on Tuesday evening by the members of Limpopo Monitoring Staff and Homicide and Theft unit for his or her alleged involvement within the escape.
Six awaiting trials prisoners had been freed on Monday by three suspects who ambushed the police whereas transporting the suspects to courtroom.
The suspects had been freed by a gaggle of armed males travelling in two automobiles whereas being transported to the Senwabarwana Justice of the Peace Court docket from Makhado Correctional facility.
The group attacked the police earlier than taking the awaiting trial suspects and drove off in two automobiles.
The escapees, Ahead Shumba (26), Shingirai Nyandome (32), Sensible Sibanda (26), Erick Sithole (35), Moses Zambara (32) and 35-year-old Alex Nkomo, are going through fees of aggravated theft, three counts of tried homicide and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. The final one was arrested for theft of cables,” Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlefela Mojapelo stated.
The 2 are going through numerous fees starting from aiding and abetting, conspiracy to commit crime, possession of illegal firearms and ammunition, tried homicide, defeating the ends of justice, malicious harm to property and discharging of a firearm. Upon the suspects arrests the 2 motor automobiles that they used within the fee of crime, a gray Mercedes Benz and a white Toyota bakkie, had been additionally discovered and confiscated. The suspects appeared on the Louis Trichardt Justice of the Peace’s Court docket and had been remanded in custody till 22 March 2023 for additional investigations.
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