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Friday 31 July 2015, 17:59 pm.
Another prison break hits Francistown

FRANCISTOWN: Police authorities here have disclosed that two prisoners escaped from Francistown prison last week Thursday at 2 am. The two male Zimbabwean nationals are 35 year-old Maxwell Nduku, who is serving his time in prison for robbery and 29-year old Edison Maphorisa who had been remanded in custody awaiting trial for robbery and theft.
By Staff Writer Sun 02 Aug 2015, 18:20 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Another prison break hits Francistown








They were held in custody at the state prison near government camp and reportedly escaped from prison after destroying the prison's burglar bars. "We have launched a manhunt for the two men who escaped from prison around 2 am on Thursday. The other man (Nduku) is serving a 10 year jail sentence for robbery while another one (Maphorisa) is a remand prisoner currently awaiting trial for robbery and theft," Central Police Station (CPS) Commander Superintendent Mojaboswa Mathita disclosed in an interview last week.

He further said: "we further appeal to members of the public to assist us locate these two men because they are dangerous".Mathita confirmed that the two men escaped after destroying prison burglar bars. He indicated that the two prisoners will be slapped with a count of escaping from lawful

custody once they are re-arrested. The Botswana Prisons Services (BPS) spokesperson Senior Superintendent Wamorena Ramolefe also confirmed the incident in an interview with The Monitor last week. "I can confirm that two prisoners escaped from lawful custody last Thursday morning, although I cannot disclose further details because the matter is still under police investigation. Prison authorities have also launched an internal investigation that is why I cannot go into detail on the matter," he said.

This is the second case recorded by the Botswana Police Services (BPS) involving prisoners who have escaped from lawful custody since the beginning of the year. Seven prisoners escaped from custody on January 6th this year at the Molepolole prison. Three of the seven men who escaped from the prison are still on the run.



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