Dangerous Prison Escapee Arrested

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has confirmed the arrest of Sam Murooa who escaped from Harare Remand Prison.

The 31 year old is accused of robbing and raping at least 21 women.

He was recaptured after stealing a car, police said on Wednesday.

Sam Muropa broke free from Harare Remand Prison on October 1, it is claimed after he scaled a security wall.

Incredibly, prison authorities did not report the escape to police until October 3. Even then, the public was not informed of a dangerous prisoner on the loose.

In a statement, police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said:

“On October 5, 2021, detectives received information that the suspect was driving an unregistered Toyota Wish searching for a team to commit further robberies,” said Nyathi.

“The detectives acted on the information and arrested the suspect in Kuwadzana area in Harare.”

Nyathi said Muropa stole the vehicle from one Bruce Muponza after pretending to hire it for a short trip to a place called White House, on the highway to Bulawayo from Harare.