Makhado - One inmate was rearrested and police launched a manhunt for the remaining six inmates, after seven prisoners escaped during a jail break at a maximum security prison in Limpopo after a riot.
The riot started at the Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre, in Louis Trichardt, on Thursday night, and lasted until the early hours of Friday morning.
"After several counting processes, the total number of prisoners who escaped came to seven. We are still making an appeal to anyone with information to come forward," spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said on Friday night.
"Following the rearrest of one of the prisoners who escaped from Kutama Sinthumule correctional facility [on Friday], the six outstanding ones have now been identified."
He said that 37-year-old Chris Faku was rearrest after the police received information from the community. Faku was convicted of robbery with aggravating circumstances.