The South African Police Service (SAPS) have launched a manhunt after six (6) inmates escaped while enroute to Court at Vosloorus.

Five of the escapees are Zimbabwean nationals.

The awaiting trial prisoners were freed by a gang of armed men from a prison truck at the corner of Barry Marais and Rondebult Boksburg.

According to police reports, the prison truck was ambushed by three armed men driving a silver Audi vehicle.

Amongst escapees, five were due at court for a Dawnpark case of Business Robbery, attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearm.

The remaining escapee was due for his first appearance on a shoplifting case.

The Wanted Escapees are:
Nkululeko Nkomo
Robert Hlatshwayo
Thulani Dube
Augustine Moyo
Mbongiseni Mkandla

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