Police Seek Zimbabwean Trial Prisoner and Local Accomplice After Escape from George Correctional Centre

Police Seek Zimbabwean Trial Prisoner and Local Accomplice After Escape from George Correctional Centre

The recent escape of two prisoners, one a Zimbabwean awaiting trial, from the George Correctional Centre has raised concern and initiated a rigorous manhunt.

This incident has led the police to form a specialized squad to track down the escapees.

The following details and insights are crucial for public awareness and cooperation in this situation.

Escape Incident

Two Prisoners Escape from George Correctional Centre: A Zimbabwean trial awaiting prisoner, along with a local resident, are sought by the police after they disappeared from the George Correctional Centre on Wednesday, 23 August 2023.

Police Action

Formation of Special Team to Track Prisoners: Police spokesperson Sergeant Christopher Spies announced that the Garden Route police management assembled a team to find the two escapees.

The team comprises members from the South African Police Service, Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations, and the Department of Correctional Services.


Identifying the Escapees: The inquiry into the disappearance revealed the escapees as Calisto Chadereka (32), a Zimbabwean national, and Trevor Moliwa (37), both awaiting trial.

They were reported missing during a routine session at the prison, leading to an immediate search.

Warrants Issued: The George Magistrates’ Court issued warrants of arrest for the escapees, as confirmed by Spies.

Public Notice

How to Respond if You Spot the Wanted Men: Police are encouraging the public to share any information that could lead to the arrest of the prisoners.

Spies provided contact numbers and also warned the public not to engage or confront the wanted escapees, as they are considered dangerous.

He advised reporting their whereabouts to the authorities.


The situation is a serious one, demanding both professional expertise and public collaboration.

The establishment of a specialized squad and issuance of clear instructions to the public highlight the urgency of the matter.

The community’s vigilance and cooperation with law enforcement can play a crucial role in the safe apprehension of these escapees.

The emphasis on public safety and collaboration is a reminder that the collective responsibility towards security remains paramount in our society.

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