A provincial police task team was involved in a shoot-out last night near Greytown, killing two suspects who were part of a group of prison escapees who broke out of the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, known as Sun City, on Monday.
Spokesperson for the Hawks in KZN, Simphiwe Mhlongo, confirmed that police were involved in a shoot-out with the escapees.
“The Organised Crime Unit received information about the escapees who had escaped from Johannesburg prison. They were assisted by the Durban K9 Unit and the Provincial Tracking Unit when they conducted an operation near Greytown at around 10.30pm last night.”
Mhlongo added that because the escape took place in Johannesburg, police members from that area are currently making their way to confirm the suspects’ identities.
Residents are urged to take note of the appearance and description of the men but not to confront the remaining fugitives.