Zimbabwean national awaiting trial escapes police custody
A Zimbabwean trial awaiting prisoner along with a local are wanted by the police after disappearing from the George Correctional Centre.
A Zimbabwean national awaiting trial along with a local are wanted by the police after disappearing from the George Correctional Centre yesterday, Wednesday, 23 August.
POLICE FORM SQUAD TO TRACK DOWN THE PRISONERS
Police spokesperson Sergeant Christopher Spies said the Garden Route police management assembled a team to track down the two escapees following their disappearance from the George Correctional Centre on Wednesday, 23 August 2023 at about 04:10.
“The team consists of members from the South African Police Service, Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations and the Department of Correctional Services.”Spies
THE NAMES OF THE ZIMBABWEAN ESCAPEES
He said the investigation into the disappearance indicates that Calisto Chadereka (32), a Zimbabwean national and Trevor Moliwa (37), both awaiting trial prisoners, were reported as missing during a routine session at the prison.
“A search for the duo immediately commenced through the activation of an integrated task team. The George Magistrates’ Court also issued warrants of arrest for the escapees this morning,” Spies confirmed.
RT #sapsWC ❗️#Wanted❗️Garden Route #SAPS management assembled a team to track down 2 #escapees (in photos) following their disappearance from the George Correctional Centre today at about 04:10. Members of the public are urged not to engage or confront the wanted escapees when… pic.twitter.com/HoYUNlpmTz— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) August 24, 2023
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU SEE THE WANTED ZIMBABWEAN MEN
“Police are urging the public to come forward with any information which could lead to the apprehension of the prisoners. Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the duo is kindly requested to contact the George Detectives at 044 803 4732 or the Detective Branch Commander at 082 469 7402. Alternatively, information could be shared via Crime Stop 08600 10111 or the MySAPS app. All information will be treated confidentially,” he appealed.
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Also, Spies cautioned the public not to engage or confront the wanted escapees when spotted as they are deemed to be dangerous.
“Rather report their whereabouts to the authorities at the above-mentioned contact numbers,” he advised.