Cops in hunt for trio on run

Daily Dispatch - - News - By TYLER RIDDIN

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.

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