Western Cape Malmesbury prisoners escape jail in daylight, four prisoners recaptured.
The department of correctional services has launched an extensive search for awaiting-trial prisoners who escaped from Malmesbury on Friday afternoon.
The search party including detectives, on foot, and in vehicles, has already covered much ground with the re-arrest of several escapees.
Members of the public are advised not to try to apprehend the escapees, but to contact the following numbers with information:
* Lt Col Ntsethe of Malmesbury police on 082 469 0975; alternatively
* Jonathan Bredenkamp on 072 878 2685.
A footage making rounds on social media shows prisoners dressed in yellow prison attire escaping and running on a public road.
Some of the prisoners have been recaptured a few kilometers away from the centre. Others are believed to have hijacked a truck.