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Convicted Rapist On The Run After Disarming Guard And Escaping From Mamelodi Hospital

Gumbo, who was sentenced to life in prison for rape, kidnapping, and assault in August 2018, managed to escape from the Mamelodi Regional Hospital where he was receiving a consultation with a dietician.

Authorities have launched a manhunt for Clatta Gumbo, a convicted rapist who escaped from custody this week.

Gumbo, who was sentenced to life in prison for rape, kidnapping, and assault in August 2018, managed to escape from the Mamelodi Regional Hospital where he was receiving a consultation with a dietician.

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Singabakho Nxumalo, the spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services, confirmed Gumbo’s escape, stating that he had attacked the guarding official, disarmed him, and fled from the hospital premises. This incident has raised concerns about the security measures in place at the Baviaanspoort Correctional Centre, where Gumbo was serving his sentence.

In response to the escape, the Department of Correctional Services is urging the public to assist in locating Gumbo.

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They are appealing to anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the nearest correctional facility or police station. Nxumalo emphasised the importance of remaining vigilant and reporting any suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities.

The escape of a convicted rapist is a serious matter, and the authorities are treating it as such. Efforts are being made to locate and apprehend Gumbo as soon as possible to ensure the safety of the public.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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