CALA – SAPS detectives are searching for the awaiting trial prisoner who reportedly escaped from police custody on Monday evening, 25 July 2022 at about 18:00 at Cala Police Station, Chris Hani District.

According to the information, Police officers were transporting prisoners back to Sada prison when the suspect Constable Mfundo Ntshiba escaped whilst being dropped from the police vehicle. The suspect was initially arrested for House Robbery and Kidnapping in one of the locations in Cala. He appeared in court on Monday, 25 July 2022, but later escaped after returning from court.

A case of escaping from unlawful custody has been opened against him for investigation. The circumstances under which the suspect escaped also form part of the investigation. Police Management established a Task Team to trace, track and find the fugitive constable. Investigation continues.

Members of the community are advised not to attempt to arrest the suspect, as he is believed to be dangerous, and anyone with information that can lead to his immediate arrest is kindly requested to please contact Sergeant Unati Kula at 071 771 3316 or any nearest police station.

Source: South African Police Service

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