Convicts have escaped from Malmesbury Prison on Friday [July 24]. In a video shared by Yusuf Abramjee on Twitter, a number of men are seen fleeing opposite the Malmesbury Toyota dealership situated close to the prison. According to the tweet, some of the escapees hijacked a vehicle.
Prisoners escape Malmesbury. Some even hijacked a vehicle. pic.twitter.com/HqugqzLu5M
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) July 24, 2020
Police from Malmesbury and neighbouring police stations on the West Coast, together with officials from the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), have launched an extensive search for awaiting-trial prisoners who escaped from Malmesbury on Friday afternoon. The search party including detectives, on foot and in vehicles, has already covered much ground with the re-arrest of several escapees.
Members of the public are advised not to try to apprehend the escapees, but to contact the following numbers with information:
Lt Col Ntsethe of Malmesbury police on 082 469 0975; alternatively
Jonathan Bredenkamp on 072 878 2685
As the search intensifies, additional support will be summoned. Meanwhile, an investigation is underway to determine how the escape occurred.