The Mozambican criminal who escaped from South African prisons, twice - The Mail & Guardian

A rhino-poaching suspect, who recently escaped from police custody, has been identified as a criminal who was serving multiple life sentences when he broke out of prison last year

2021-11-28 06:00:00 AM

The Mozambican criminal who escaped from South African prisons, twice - A rhino-poaching suspect, who recently escaped from police custody, has been identified as a criminal who was serving multiple life sentences when he broke out of prison last year

A rhino-poaching suspect, who recently escaped from police custody, has been identified as a criminal who was serving multiple life sentences when he broke out of prison last year

The shocking escape of a rhino-poaching suspect from police custody this month while awaiting trial has raised serious concerns, as well as allegations of breaches of protocol and security failures, and increased the public’s distrust in the fundamental integrity of the criminal justice system.

Not only that, but alarming details about the incident raise the spectre that the system has been critically weakened and denuded of capacity, to the point at which simple, logical connections are not being made: even suspects with long criminal associations are not being swiftly identified, nor dealt with accordingly.

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