Six inmates have escaped from Pollsmoor prison.
The men allegedly broke out of the Medium B facility on Sunday night.
SAPS and Correctional Services officers are discussing details of the incident.
Correctional Services' Simphiwe Xako: "Six sentenced offenders escaped from the B5 unit of Pollsmoor's Medium B section. It is beleived that the 6 escaped after removing bars in one of the windows of the cell."
A manhunt is now underway.