Inmates escape during prison warders' strike

Inmates escape during prison warders' strike

Six prisoners have escaped during a strike by prison warders.

Prison unrest

Police say the inmates managed to escape from the Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre in Louis Trichardt.

Residents have been warned to be on alert.

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Limpopo police spokesperson Motlafelo Mojapelo says the prisoners went on a rampage on Thursday night.

"Preliminary investigations reveal that some of the prison warders were on strike and the prisoners apparently took advantage of the situation," Mojapelo says. 

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An investigation has been launched in an attempt to re-arrest the prisoners.

Prisoners escape Louis Trichardt
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