Some prison officials have been implicated in the escape of Jabson Shonhe, a 39-year-old armed robber who was serving 52 years at Khami Prison in Bulawayo.
Shonhe, branded a dangerous armed robber, escaped yesterday afternoon according to an internal memo.
His escape is said to have trembled some police officers stationed in Beitbridge after the convict promised to come back and revenge against those who arrested him.
Shonhe who owns trucks in Kempton South Africa was arrested after committing a series of armed robberies both inside and outside Zimbabwe including shooting and killing a woman on a Smart Express Bus.
He killed the woman in Smart Express at Mapai Turnoff near Beitbridge after firing shots inside the bus. Shonhe was involved in armed robberies since 2016.
The internal memo suspects that Shonhe’s escape is an inside job since Khami has tight security. Reads the statement:
So terrifying, this is a very dangerous criminal. Even our security as Detectives (sic) is endangered here. Zvaitaura ava kuenda kujeri hanzi will come back stronger be careful.
Shonhe who comes from Gadza Village, Chief Mukoka, Gokwe was last seen at 315pm yesterday and his escape was discovered by Chief Superintendent Dumbura during prisoners counting 30 minutes later at 345pm.
Shonhe had been arrested in an Urban Connect Bus in Beitbridge when he was on his way with Augustine Sibanda to commit crimes in Harare. He was found with a pistol (revolver flywheel) on him and a stolen passport.
More: The Mirror