Six prisoners escaped from Thyolo Prison by breaking through iron sheets at the prison’s toilet at noon yesterday.
The prisoners jumped through the fence at the yard of the Prison. But the alert Prison officers managed to recapture four of the prisoners within an hour after a cat and rat chase.
Thyolo Prison is a Prison in the Southern Region that is been used as an isolation and observation centre for covid 19 of newly admitted prisoners pending to be transferred to other prisons after 14 days.
Two prisoners are still at large and Prison and Police officers have intensified their search and are confident that shortly they will be brought back to Prison.
However, the general public is asked to report to the nearest Police or Prison should they encounter suspicious people.