Johannesburg –Six awaiting-trial prisoners have allegedly escaped at the South Gauteng High Court, leading to a lockdown on Friday morning.
The precinct has been hurled into security chaos because the prisoners were allegedly trapped inside as they could not leave the building after their escape.
This has affected everyone inside and outside the court building as well as those who were in the yard but not inside yet.
The ones inside are not allowed to leave building and the ones outside the building but still in the yard are not allowed to get in and those who were on their way to the court have been prevented from going inside.
A witness said, “The court is now under lockdown. There were heavily armed different sections of police I did not even know exited with automatic rifles, private security firms as well as security guards.
“A police helicopter was also hovering above and all exit points were sealed off,”
There are no reports of injuries or deaths yet and details are sill sketchy because it’s not yet clear how the escapes happened or what the escapees were appearing in court for.
Police have also been unable to give out information on the escape yet.
The Correctional Services has also not been able to comment yet.
The post Awaiting-Trial Prisoners’s Escape Leads To Joburg High Court Lockdown appeared first on iAfrica.com.