Murder suspect escapes from a police van while being transported from prison


By Kabelo Abel Mokgalabone

MOTETEMA : A 31-year-old male suspect Thapelo Sebola has escaped from lawful custody.

It is alleged that the Motetema Police Detectives were transporting the suspect from Polokwane prison to Motetema on Thursday 12 October 2023.

Apparently, when driving along  D4100 Road at Mogaladi junction next to Tompi Seleka Agricultural College the suspect allegedly escaped from the Police van and fled into the bushes.

Circumstances surrounding the escape are being investigated.

The suspect is facing serious charges that included murder and attempted murder reported at Motetema and Lebowakgomo respectively.

The Police immediately activated a manhunt for the fugitive.

Anyone with information that can assist Police, in rearresting the escapee should contact the Investigating Officer Captain Malesela Mothokwa at 082 414 6464.


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