Barberton escapee re-arrested

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Barberton Correctional Centre escapee, Amos Shabangu Mashaba was re-arrested last night Mhlambanyathi near Hazyview.

The Department of Correctional Services confirmed this in a statement the morning stating that a further charge of escaping would be added. “Mashaba was convicted in 2003 for murder, rape, theft and robbery. He has been placed in lawful custody to continue serving his sentence in a maximum security correctional facility,” reads the statement.

READ|Offender escapes at Barberton Correctional Centre

Meanwhile, the search for Juneal Jacobs who escaped in Malmesburry Correctional Centre last week continues. He was among the three remand detainees who escaped and was awaiting trial for murder before he escaped. Two others were re-arrested.

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