Prison escapee rearrested

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ONE of the three Zimbabwean convicts, who recently escaped from Gaborone Central Prison, has been rearrested by Botswana police.

SILAS NKALA

Shadreck Noel Tsoko (30) was caught at Somerset Extension on Saturday after police got a tipoff from members of the public who knew him.

Tsoko is alleged to have been at some point jailed in Francistown State Prison for a number of criminal activities he committed in that country.

At the time of his prison break he was reportedly serving a jail term for breaking into a warehouse in Gaborone.

Tsoko was reportedly one of 11 prisoners who escaped from prison recently.

Eight of his accomplices were rearrested a few days later while he and the other two were still at large.

The two still at large, were identified as Patrick Muchenje (28) and Dennis Alec Moyo (36), both Zimbabweans, believed to be dangerous and possibly armed.

Muchenje and Moyo were reportedly also serving jail terms at the Gaborone Prison for theft, rape and armed robbery at the time they escaped.

Assistant Commissioner for the Northern Division, Dinah Maratha, confirmed to Botswana’s Voice newspaper that Tsoko had been rearrested.

She also called upon the two criminals still on the run to surrender themselves to the cops, saying the net was closing in on them.

Botswana Prisons Services spokesperson, Wamorena Ramolefe also told the newspaper that Tsoko was arrested in a joint operation by the police and the prison services in Francistown.