Footage has been circulating in which it is alleged that approximately 50 prisoners escaped from Malmesbury Prison in the Western Cape.
It has been reported that the prisoners were seen running towards the different schools in the area, allegedly taking the terrified kids hostage.
Across social media, witnesses reports seeing the prisoners hijack cars as well as trucks.
WhatsApp messages have been circulating which further alleged that the prisoners were seen heading in the direction of Brackenfell and Durbanville.
The message goes on further asking residents to close their windows, lock their doors and make sure that their washing is off the line.
While some prisoners can be seen chased and caught by police, it is not clear how many prisoners managed to evade capture.