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Hostage-takers to appear in court

Bloemfontein -

Two inmates who took a doctor and a nurse hostage at Mangaung Maximum Security Prison will face charges of kidnapping and assault in court, police said on Wednesday.

File image - Mangaung Maximum Security Prison. Credit: Independent Newspapers

Colonel Thandi Mbambo said they would appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Sibusiso Nkosi and Abraham Mabe allegedly held a doctor and a nurse hostage at the privately-run prison outside Bloemfontein over a period of 48-hours.

The nurse, who was allegedly assaulted, was released after a few hours, but the doctor was not.

The inmates were apprehended by a prison counter-assault team and police task force members. - Sapa

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