Gauteng cops track down 2 inmates who dashed for freedom in 'movie-style' escape, 4 more still on the run
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Durban - Police have tracked down two more prisoners who made a dash for freedom during a daring escape in Gauteng on Friday.
SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Brenda Muridili, said Nkululeko Nkomo and Robert Hlatshwayo were arrested at a petrol station in Olivenhoutbosch.
She said a third suspect was nabbed for aiding and abetting.
On Friday, police launched a manhunt after six inmates escaped from custody.
According to reports, the police truck transporting the prisoners was ambushed by three armed men driving a silver Audi at the corner of Barry Marais and Rondebult streets in Brakpan on the East Rand.
Five of the six escapees were due at court for a Dawn Park case of business robbery, attempted murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm, and the sixth escapee was due for his first appearance on a shoplifting case.
Police are continuing to search for the remaining four inmates.