Police have launched a man hunt for five awaiting trial prisoners, who escaped while being transported from the Johannesburg Magistrate’s court to the Johannesburg Prison, commonly known as Sun City.

Police spokesperson, Lungelo Dlamini says all the suspects who escaped are facing murder charges.

Dlamini says, “The truck was transporting them from the Johannesburg court to Johannesburg prison when the truck was attacked by suspects. While the truck was being shot it lost control and the suspects were released.
“At this stage we have notified the investigating officers and they are looking for the suspects,” added Dlamini.