Prisoners at the Johannesburg High Court, escaped on Friday morning. This lead to the evacuation of the entire building, and complete shut down.
It has been reported that two prisoners, originally suspected six prisoners, who were awaiting trial have disappeared from their holding cells. Lieutenant Kay Makhubela, Gauteng police spokesperson, has confirmed it was only two prisoners who are not accounted for for.
The building has been placed on lockdown at the police search the building and surrounding area for the two prisoners. There have been no reports detailing how the prisoners managed to escape.
We have been informed the the prisoners are considered dangerous, and were awaiting charges of murder.
Officers are on the scene searching the building and the surrounding area for signs to the two prisoners. Some reports have lead us to believe that it is possible the prisoners are still inside the building somewhere, although these reports have not been confirmed and the suspects are still missing.