POLICE have arrested Peace Mapfumo and his accomplice Llyod Hurukuru who on Saturday last week shocked Bulawayo prison officers when they escaped from prison under their eyes.

The two were arrested at a specified roadblock in Makhado Beitbridge on their way to cross the border to South Africa barely 24 hours later.

The two dashed out of prison officers’ sight to freedom while they were doing duties at a prison services run car wash at Bulawayo Prison on Saturday afternoon.

The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Provincial Public Relations Officer Garainashe Moyo confirmed that the two escaped and were recaptured on their way to South Africa.

“We can confirm that two inmates who escaped from Bulawayo Prison last week have been apprehended by the police,” said Moyo.

Mapfumo was serving a six month sentence for assault while Hurukuru was on a twenty one months term for unlawful entry and theft.

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