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Murder suspects escape from jail

Crime & Courts

Mthatha - Three prisoners awaiting trial for murder have escaped from the Queenstown prison, the Eastern Cape correctional services department said on Monday.

Siyabonga Maqungo, 22, Anele Baraza, 24, and Mziyanda Muleka, 35, escaped on Saturday around 9.30am, the department said in a statement.

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Department of Correctional Services officials are now receiving managment training to assist them in coping with the increasing stress of dealing with large volumes of prisoners. A warder at an East London Prison keeps a close eye on prisoners. 241006 Picture: Steve Lawrence

They are from KuNgudla village in the Tsojane administrative area. They were taken to the prison on June 10 after being arrested in connection with a murder in Tsolo.

“The department is conducting an investigation to find out how the trio escaped.”

The department opened a case of escape from lawful custody and was working with police to re-arrest them.

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