Watch Video: Prisoners escape jail in daylight

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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.

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