Nkandla Correctional Centre fugitive rearrested

An inmate of the Nkandla Correctional Centre in KwaZulu-Natal who escaped from custody has been rearrested.

This after the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) and the SA Police Service launched a manhunt for the inmate – Siyabonga Sikhakhane – as well as another fugitive yesterday afternoon.

On the rearrest, DCS National Commissioner, Makgothi Thobakgale, said: “This is good progress and we remain determined to find Siphamandla Gift Simelane who remains at large”.

According to the department Sikhakhane is expected to appear in court and will be transferred to another facility.

“The Department of Correctional Services remains relentless in its mission to apprehend those that escape from correctional centres. Escaping from lawful custody is a criminal offence and those aiding such acts shall be spared no mercy,” the department said.

Source: South African Government News Agency