Offender escapes at Barberton Correctional Centre

An inmate, Amos Shabangu Mashaba, has escaped at the Barberton Correctional Centre today.

The Department of Correctional Services and SAPS have launched a manhunt. An investigation will be instituted and the circumstances relating to the escape will be revealed once they have concluded the investigation.

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The inmate is from Bushbuckridge, Cunningmore A. Mashaba was convicted for rape, theft, murder and robbery. He is serving life sentence at Barberton Medium B.

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The Department is appealing for help with any information that may lead to the re-arrest of the offender. “We consider him being dangerous. If spotted, they should share information with the nearest Police Station,” read the statement.

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