Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for five awaiting trial prisoners, who escaped while being transported from the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court to the Johannesburg Prison.
According to police, a truck transporting prisoners from court was attacked by suspects driving a silver Grey BMW on Golden Highway on Monday, at approximately 14:10pm.
“The gang shot at the truck with rifles until it lost control. The driver was wounded on the leg and he has been taken to hospital for treatment,” spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said.
Five prisoners charged with murder, two from Johannesburg Central and three from Dobsonville, escaped.
The suspects had cut the locks on the side of the truck. The manhunt for the suspects continues.