Two Mozambicans and Two South African Inmates Escape from Prison in South Africa

NORTH WEST, SOUTH AFRICA – The Department of Correctional Services (DCS), working with the South African Police Services (SAPS), has launched a manhunt following an escape of four (4) inmates at Rooigrond Correctional Facility, near Mahikeng on 15 March 2022.

Investigations will be instituted and the circumstances relating to the escape will be revealed once investigations have been concluded.

The inmates are: Zacharia Francisco Nyalimate (Mozambican) convicted for house breaking and murder. He is serving 27 years.

Alfred Gwambe (Mozambican) convicted for house breaking, theft, position of a stolen vehicle. He is serving 65 years.

Siyabonga Sithole (South African) convicted for rape, theft and house breaking and serving a life sentence, and;

Edward Madiba (South African) convicted for robbery, possession of firearm and serving 15 years. Their photos are attached.

The Department is appealing to the public to assist with any information that may lead to the re-arrest of this four. They are considered dangerous and if spotted, information should be shared with the nearest Police Station.

NB:Photos randomly placed

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