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MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Use 09 April 2018

ESCAPE OF REMAND DETAINEES FROM JOHANNESBURG CORRECTIONAL CENTRE

The Department of Correctional Services and SAPS have launched a manhunt following an escape of 16 Remand Detainees from Johannesburg Correctional Centre, Medium A.

According to a preliminary investigation, these remand detainees escaped in the morning at approximately 03:00. They escaped through a pipe shaft and used an object to break the wall then proceeded to the fence. A criminal case has been opened with the SAPS.

The Department will later issue a detailed statement containing names and images of the escapees and is appealing to the public to assist with any information that could lead to their re-arrest. Ends.

Issued by the Department of Correctional Services.

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