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Video: 61 MALMESBURY PRISON ESCAPEES ARRESTED, 8 STILL ON THE RUN

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According to the Correctional Services Department, officials were providing lunch to the inmates when they were overpowered by the offenders who then managed to escape.

CAPE TOWN – The Correctional Services Department says 61 of the 69 inmates that escaped from Malmesbury Prison have been re-arrested.

Awaiting-trial prisoners escaped from the facility on Friday afternoon.

According to the department, officials were providing lunch to the inmates when they were overpowered by the offenders who then managed to escape.

Regional Commissioner Delekile Klaas said: “Sixty-nine offenders escaped from the facility. Of the 69, 61 were rearrested by a joint operation of the police, correctional services and the local security companies.”

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