Yesterday night, the police managed to rearrest Phelo Mtala convicted of three murders and released from the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court by mistake last month.
“Since he escaped from the Wynberg Magistrate Court, the team had sleepless nights in pursuit of him. With the help of brave informers, police pounced on him last night,” Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana stated. “His vehicle was pulled over in Durbanville while he was on his way back from Malmesbury. During the arrest, the accused was with two women and a man.”
Mtala appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court on May 17 and managed to escape by placing his fingerprints on the documents of the accused who was supposed to be released.
Additional charges are laid against him for escaping in lawful custody. Mtala’s companions are also charged with aiding and harbouring a convicted criminal.
All of them are to face court soon.