Police launch manhunt for four suspects who escaped from lawful custody

MPUMALANGA – Police in Mpumalanga have launched a manhunt for four suspects who escaped from lawful custody at Pienaar SAPS in the early hours of today, 03 February 2020.

According to reports, these villains were all working as a group in the commission of 32 serious cases of house robberies including one murder. Their reign of terror stretched from Tonga, Matsulu, Pienaar, Kabokweni as well as Baberton areas. They are Sifiso Mathonsi (28), Senzo Nyambi (31), Bongani Bogra Mpila (37) and Vusi Ceko (31).

Police are calling on the public to assist with information that may lead to the rearrests of these villains to contact Lieutent Colonel Jacky Mbuyane at 082 469 1478 or call 08600 10111.

The Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, has directed that the police member who was on duty when the suspects escaped, actions must immediately taken against him, both criminally and departmentally. The General has also cautioned members to be astute when performing their duties. The manner in which the suspects escaped is yet to be probed.

Source: South African Police Service