Cops in hunt for trio on run
ELLIOTDALE police have launched a manhunt for three awaiting-trial prisoners who escaped police custody on Saturday afternoon.
Detective Constable Phuthumani Tambo, the investigating officer, said the officers were allegedly overpowered by the inmates in the cell block.
Tambo named the prisoners as Bonginkosi Ndevu, 24, from Mkathazo, Elliotdale, arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Willowvale in April; Akhona Paji, 25, from Khasa, Elliotdale, arrested – among other charges – in connection with a murder, which also occurred in April; and Mziwonke Coli, 32, who was arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Boxer Store in Mqanduli in November 2016.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the escapees can contact Tambo, on 073-034-9376 and (047) 577-0005.