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Six prisoners on the run in Boksburg after escaping from prison transport

It’s alleged that the prisoners were released by a gang of armed men from the prison truck that they were being transported in.

Six prisoners are on the run in Boksburg on Friday afternoon.

It’s alleged that the prisoners were released by a gang of armed men from the prison truck that they were being transported in.

The men, who were allegedly armed with assault rifles, freed the fugitives.

Police spokesperson Brenda Muridili: “Five of the six escapees were due to appear in court for a case of business robbery, attempted murder and possession of unlicenced firearms while the sixth escapee was due for his first appearance on a shoplifting case. All are Zimbabwean nationals aged between 30 and 45. There names are Nkululeko Nkomo, Robert Hlatshwayo, Thulani Dube, Augustine Moyo and Mbongiseni Mkandla.”

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