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SEEN HIM? Rape suspect wanted by police after escaping at Zwelitsha Magistrate's Court

Dec 6, 2019
SEEN HIM? Rape suspect wanted by police after escaping at Zwelitsha Magistrate's Court

King Williams Town - Police in King Williams Town have appealed to the public to assist them with information that can help them re-arrest a suspect, who escaped from the Zwelitsha Magistrate's Court on Monday.

"Police are seeking the assistance of the public to track down Mzuxolile Skolpati (21) from Mxhalanga Location outside King Williams Town, who escaped at Zwelitsha Magistrate's Court on Monday," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"The suspect is alleged to have ran out of court while he was being taken to the Court room.

"It was his first appearance at Court for rape after he was arrested on Sunday (01/12)."

Capt Mawisa said that a case of escaping from lawful custody has been opened for investigation.

"A police Reaction Unit has been activated to trace the escapee with no success yet," she added.

"Anyone with information that can led to the arrest of the suspect can contact Detective Sergeant Andile Dyantyi of Zwelitsha SAPS on 040 655 1925 or 082 798 5886."

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