03 January 2021
Pretoria – The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) can confirm an escape of Madumbuque Acacid Agastirho from Nelspruit Correctional facility on Sunday afternoon, 3 January 2021.
Singabakho Nxumalo for the Department of Correctional Services said the escapee is a Mozambiquen national, sentenced to 90 days for being in the country illegally.
“DCS working with the South Africa Police Services (SAPS) has thus launched a man hunt in an effort to rearrest this escapee”.
Singabakho said, “The public is advised to immediately contact their nearest police station and never attempt to institute a citizen’s arrest as Madumbuque Acacid Agastirho is now regarded to be dangerous”.
“The Department of Correctional Services remains concerned about any escape and continues to strive towards the ideal standard of zero escapes”, Singabhakho said.
Sunday prison escape comes hardly a month after other prisoners escaped from Makhanda prison in the Eastern Cape, Luzuko Sabatha and Lonwabo Ntlokwana.
Thabo Zacharia Muyambo ( another Mozambiquan national) and Johannes Chauke from Zimbabwe also escaped Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre in Pretoria.