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Tzaneen – Police in Haenertzburg near Tzaneen have launched a manhunt for three awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from the police holding cells during Friday night, Limpopo police said. 

The escape was discovered during a routine check by police in and around the cells and the circumstances of the escape were still being investigated, Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe said. 

The escapees were identified as Abel Modiba, 27, who was arrested for two house robberies; Thomas Nkuna, 33, who was also arrested for two house robberies; and Elia Makgaba, 28, who was arrested for armed robbery. 

Anyone with any information as too their whereabouts should please contact the Haenertzburg police station at 082-565-8191, or the nearest police station, or the crime stop number 08600-10111, or the crime line sms 32211.