A SUSPECTED child killer who made a daring escape from Bulawayo’s Khami Prison complex only to be betrayed by a relative is back in jail and will serve and extra 18 months behind bars for his troubles.
Blessing Gorezara, 23, who faces murder charges escaped from Khami Prison’s Mlondolozi section with two other prisoners some two weeks ago after using an iron bar to forcibly open the door to their cell.
Gorezara was re-arrested on Independence Day after a relative with whom he had sought refuge tipped-off the police, ending his five days on the run.
Last Friday, Bulawayo provincial magistrate Richard Ramaboea sentenced him to an effective 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to escaping from lawful custody.
His accomplices Nqobile Ncube, 29, and Nkosizile Ncube, 25, are still on the run.
Before his escape Gorezara, of Nketa 9 in Bulawayo, was awaiting trial for the suspected murder of a child in Lobengula Extension in June 2010.
According to police, Goreraza allegedly severed the child’s head and put it in a bag before jumping into a hearse belonging to a city funeral parlour which then sped off to escape a mob which was threatened to mete out instant justice.
Mlondolozi Prison, where he was being held, houses prisoners determined by magistrates to require medical examination by experts to ascertain their mental state before trial.
Magistrate Ramaboea said the meticulous planning of the escape showed Gorezara was of sound mind.