Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for an inmate who allegedly killed a police officer, stole money from the police station safe, and then escaped. According to a police statement, the incident happened in Mutale, just outside Thohoyandou.
The police said the deceased, a 57-year-old warrant officer, routinely visited the cells and was attacked by the suspect who stabbed him several times. It is said that the suspect then took the keys from the deceased and stole money from the safe before escaping.
According to Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the suspect, who was previously incarcerated on other crimes, was arrested on the very same day on charges of rape, kidnapping and violation of a protection order.
“The provincial commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has instructed that a 72-hour activation plan be immediately implemented to track down the killer.”
Mojapelo said cases of murder, robbery and escaping from lawful custody have been opened. He said the police are calling on Nyadzani Muvhuso to avail himself at Mutale police station or any nearest police as it is believed he will be able to assist in the investigations.
“Anyone with information is requested to contact Colonel (Dr) Chris Mabasa on 082 469 0739, the Crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police. Any information received will be treated with confidentiality,” said Mojapelo