Six prisoners escape from holding cells

Police are on a manhunt for six prisoners who escaped from holding cells at Letsitele prison, just outside Tzaneen in Limpopo. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Police are searching for six men who escaped from a police station just outside Tzaneen in Limpopo.

The men, who were in holding cells awaiting appearances in court, escaped during meal time.

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Police said not only are they hunting the prisoners but are also investigating how they got away.