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Manhunt launched for ‘extremely dangerous’ prisoners

Police are searching for two awaiting trail prisoners who escaped from the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

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The whereabouts of Mongezi Mcunukelwa and Sbonelo Nkosingiphe Thwala are still unknown.



Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo says it’s unclear at this stage how they escaped.



“We have since launched a manhunt for the men who are facing several charges of murder,” says Masondo.



Masondo has warned that the 21-year-old Thwala and 31-year-old Mcunukelwa are a threat to the community’s safety.



 “We would like to make an appeal to the community not to apprehend them because we believe that these are very dangerous criminals.”

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