Two murder suspects escape from high court in Johannesburg. The court was evacuated while police conducted a search. Photo: ANA

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Two murder suspects escape from high court in Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG, February 1 – At least two prisoners escaped from the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Friday morning, police said.

Spokesperson Kay Makhubele said: “Only two prisoners that were due to appear in court today have escaped”.

The escaped prisoners who were considered dangerous face murder charges.

Earlier, the court was evacuated while police conducted a search. It was thought the prisoners were hiding out somewhere in the court premises.

The police said they were continuing to search for the escaped prisoners and a probe had been launched to find out how they managed to escape from the court. (ANA)

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