Sixteen Prisoners Escape From Johannesburg Sun City Prison

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JOHANNESBURG- Sixteen awaiting trial prisoners have broke their way out from the Johannesburg Sun City Prison in Naturena, Correctional service said on Monday.

Correctional services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the inmates escaped through a pipe shaft and used an object to break the wall‚ then proceeded to the fence in the early hours of Monday morning.

Meanwhile‚ the department and the police are engaged in a manhunt for the fugitives, they are taking the escape very seriously as they have appealed to the public to assist with any information that could lead to the re-arrest of the prisoners.

This is a developing story which will be updated as more information becomes available.