31-year-old awaiting trial prisoner, Lehlogonolo Chauke who escaped from Bela Bela court rearrested

A 31-year-old awaiting trial prisoner who escaped from lawful custody while appearing at the Bela Bela Magistrate’s Court earlier this week has been rearrested. Chauke, the escaped prisoner, is expected to appear in the Bela Bela Magistrate’s Court and faces charges of escaping from lawful custody and burglary.

The rearrest comes after the prisoner’s initial escape from the court. The incident has garnered attention from various news sources and social media platforms, reflecting the public interest in the case.

Jimmy Chauke, who escaped from the Bela Bela Magistrate’s Court while awaiting trial, is expected to appear in court on Monday to face charges of escaping from lawful custody and burglary. Chauke was rearrested on Thursday night in Masakhane Village, Bela Bela, after escaping on Wednesday morning.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Major General Jan Scheepers, praised the teams for the arrest. The incident has gained attention from various news sources and social media platforms, reflecting public interest in the case.

In October of last year, three awaiting trial prisoners escaped from the court holding cells in De Aar, Northern Cape, by bending the iron of the burglar door of the cell and climbing through the back side of the court. Two of the suspects were rearrested hours after the escape.

 

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