16 prisoners escape from Sun City prison

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A prison warder in relationship with an inmate

JOHANNESBURG - Sixteen prisoners escaped from Johannesburg Correctional Centre, also known as Sun City, the Department of Correctional Services confirmed on Monday.

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The spokesperson for the department, Singabakho Nxumalo said the inmates broke through a window, barricades and a wall before getting through the fence.

He said the department has launched a manhunt for the inmates.

Nxumalo said the department will release the prisoners&39; identities and what the crimes they are linked to, at a later stage.

This is a developing story which will be updated as more information becomes available. 

 

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