Western Cape police say they have re-arrested 61 of the 69 inmates that escaped from Malmesbury prison on Friday afternoon.
This comes after police stations on the West Coast of Cape Town, together with officials from the Department of Correctional Services, launched an extensive search for the awaiting-trial prisoners who escaped.
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The search party comprised detectives on foot and in vehicles.
Below is the updated police statement: