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Johannesburg - Four awaiting-trial prisoners have escaped while being transported to the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court, police said on Friday.
Captain Julia Claassen said the men escaped before the vehicle entered the courtyard, while in transit on Wednesday.
“They broke the grille and the left-side window. Police were alerted by members of the public who saw them escaping.”
She said the men were awaiting trial for various crimes committed around Johannesburg.
“Some of the crimes include housebreaking, murder and the possession of unlicensed firearms.”