Crime & Accidents News
13 October 2023

Mogwase - On Tuesday 10 October 2023, an escape unfolded at the Mogwase Magistrates’ Court when eight detainees awaiting trial overpowered a security member and fled the holding cells. The escapees pushed the burglar door open and scattered in different directions after the officer had unlocked the cell door.

However, a few minutes later, two of the detainees, Lebogang Mokotleng (27) and Tshepang Raselemane (25), were swiftly rearrested at the Mogwase Taxi Rank. Mokotleng is charged with robbery with a firearm, attempted murder, and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. Raselemane faces similar charges, including possession of suspected stolen property.

 The other six detainees, all facing serious charges including murder and robbery with a firearm, remain at large. Photo of Keitumetse Lekolomi was not supplied. The police have urged the public not to attempt to apprehend these dangerous individuals but to contact lieutenant colonel Shimane Kubyadi on 082 856 1087 or the Crime Stop number on ?08600 10111. Information can also be provided anonymously via the MySAPS App.

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