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November 23, 2004

Murder suspects saw through bars and escapes.

Daily News (South Africa):

It's back to square one for a team of Durban detectives today as they start the task to recapture a group of dangerous suspects in murder and robbery cases who escaped from police custody yesterday. Seven awaiting trial prisoners escaped from the Cato Manor police cells yesterday morning. Among them are an alleged cop killer and two suspects in the killing of Ben Shabalala, the brother of Joseph Shabalala, the leader of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Four other prisoners who were in the cell with them refused to escape and are helping police with their investigations. Police identified the escapees as Gcolo Zuma and Themba Shazi, who were arrested for the killing of Shabalala who was gunned down in Newlands East in June when he dropped his two children off at school. Hijacking was alleged to be the motive for the killing.

Posted by acapnews at November 23, 2004 12:07 AM