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handcuffsTimeslive reports that four prison officials have been arrested for helping an inmate from the Boksburg Correctional Centre make an escape‚ the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) said on Wednesday.  

The man was ultimately re-arrested hours after the escape attempt.  Initial reports were that one officer had been arrested and charged with aiding the escape.  There were also unconfirmed reports that the prisoner claimed to have paid R4‚000 to the officer to give him a gun and help him break free.  DCS spokesman Mocheta Monama said:  "I cannot confirm nor deny the allegations at this point.  Both internal and external investigations are continuing in order to uncover exactly what transpired."  Later on Wednesday‚ Monama said three additional officials had been arrested in connection with the saga.  The prisoner‚ Mxolisi Booi‚ had been serving an 18-year sentence for robbery.  Booi had fled from the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital on Tuesday while he was there for a check-up.

  • Read this report by Naledi Shange in full at Timeslive

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