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A 28-YEAR-old who es­caped from a prison in Mahikeng has been re­ar­rested in Mthatha, Eastern Cape po­lice said.

Man­disi Makhanda, who was serv­ing a life sen­tence and es­caped some time ago, was ap­pre­hended on Wed­nes­day by Ngqe­leni po­lice and the Mthatha Fly­ing Squad who acted on a tip-off.

Makhanda was found in pos­ses­sion of a po­lice is­sue 9mm Para­bel­lum pis­tol, with the se­rial num­ber filed off, two mag­a­zines and 14 rounds of am­mu­ni­tion.

Makhanda is the brother of Sim­phiwe Makhanda, re-ar­rested in Septem­ber af­ter he es­caped from prison. | African News Agency (ANA)

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