Two Inmates Escape From Gokwe Prison, Rob Shop Owner
Two prison inmates who were serving three-year sentences for unlawful entry reportedly escaped from Gokwe Prison, taking advantage of lax security, on Saturday evening.
The escapees then robbed a shop owner at Gwehava business centre, a few kilometres from Gokwe town.
NewsDay reported sources saying that one of the escapees was re-arrested, while his accomplice, Decent Sibanda of Kana Mission, is still at large.
Sibanda, whose prison number is 357/21, began his three-year sentence on 1 June 2021.
He was expected to complete his sentence on 31 May 2023.
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The escapees were reportedly at a prison farm near Gwehava business centre where they were looking after the prison cattle and maize.
After escaping from lawful custody, they robbed a nearby shop of some grocery goods and other valuables.
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