A nightmare situation occurred in the early hours of 30 September 2021, where 12 prisoners escaped from the Mount Frere Prison in the Eastern Cape.
Police have now informed us that they have only managed to re-capture 1 of the 12 escapees in their 72 hour activation plan. The man who has been caught is Nkosikhona Ngcopheni who was detained on a theft charge was arrested at his house in Nkungwini location in Mount Frere.
How did they escape Mount Frere Prison?
According to the police the prisoners escaped the holding cells through a hole in the wall. SAPS members were conducting their routine hourly cell visit when they discovered the missing prisoners had left the building. On further investigation, it was established that perimeter fence near the cell block was also cut.
Who are the escaped prisoners?
- Luthando Mangaliso-Rape
- Sikhona Manyambela Ntabankulu – Robbery Aggravated
- Funisile Nodada Ntabankulu- Robbery Aggravated
- Ntokozo Diko Ntabankulu- Robbery Aggravated
- Mandla Mcukana Mt Frere – Robbery Aggravated
- Bandile Banzi Blaai – Robbery Aggravated
- Aphelele Aros – Robbery
- Nkosikhona Ngcopheni- Theft (Found and Arrested)
- Ayanda Madzikane – Robbery Aggravated
- Luphumzo Sodladls – Burglary Ress
- Mbonowenkosi Boto – Robbery Aggravated
- Spelele Ngqetho – Robbery Aggravating
Police have warned that these men are very dangerous and that if anyone is aware of their locations that they should contact the police immediately. SAPS have also stated that pictures will be released for circulation as soon as possible.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of these criminals is asked to contact the Mount Frere Station Commander, Colonel Fundiswa Mhlamanzana on 0824992480 or 039 2550550 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station. All information is confidential and callers may remain anonymous.