Police in Limpopo have launched a manhunt after a 32-year-old male awaiting trial prisoner escaped from lawful custody at Lephalale Station.

The suspect, identified as Anthony Makhusha, a Zimbabwean National was arrested for fraud on Tuesday, 08 August. It is alleged that he was in the Community Service Centre at about 13:00 when he escaped.

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The circumstances surrounding the incident are forming part of the investigation. Police opened a case of Escaping from Lawful Custody for further investigation.

Awaiting trial prisoner escaped from custody in Lephalale
Escaped prisoner Anthony Makhusha

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has urged communities to assist the Police. With information regarding this suspect and not to attempt to apprehend him.

AWAITING LEPHALALE PRISONER ESCAPED FROM CUSTODY

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact Detectives Commander Lieutenant Colonel Johannes Hlongwane on 082 565 7968. Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station.