Convict escapes while waiting for consultation with a dietician

Convict escapes while waiting for consultation with dietician

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and other law enfprecement agenecies are conductng a widespread search find inmate Clatta Gumbo.

Inmate Clatta Gumbo

He escaped from the Mamelodi Regional Hospital in the east of Tshwane on Monday.

"He was escorted to the hospital for a consultation with a dietician when he attacked the guarding official, disarmed him and escaped from the hospital premises," says Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo.

Gumbo was admitted to the Baviaanspoort Correctional Centre in Tshwane on 28 August 2018 and has been serving a life sentence for rape, kidnapping and assault.

Nxumalo is pleading with the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities.

"An immediate action has been taken to initiate a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the escape.

"Correctional Services is appealing to anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the escapee to contact a nearest correctional facility or a police station. Public safety is our utmost priority and every effort is being made to effect a rearrest of Gumbo."



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