Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for an inmate who allegedly killed an officer, stole money from the police station safe, and escaped.
The incident took place on Friday afternoon at about 16h30 in Mutale, outside Thohoyandou, in the Vhembe District.
Police said the deceased officer routinely visited the cells and was attacked by the suspect who stabbed him several times.
The escapee took the keys from the deceased and stole money from the safe before escaping.
Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the suspect was in custody after being arrested on Friday on charges of rape, kidnapping, and violation of a protection order.
“The provincial commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has instructed that a 72-hour activation plan be immediately implemented to track down the killer.”
Murder, robbery and escaping from lawful custody have been now been added to his charge sheet.
The police are also calling on a person named Nyadzani Muvhuso (left) to avail himself at Mutale police station or any nearest police as it is believed he will be able to assist in the investigations.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Colonel (Dr) Chris Mabasa on 082 469 0739, the Crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police.