Jan 20, 2022

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One killed, two injured in Eastern Cape prison brawl

In a brawl at the Mthatha Correctional Center in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday, an inmate was killed and a correctional service (DCS) officer and a second inmate were seriously injured.

Department spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said the incident occurred during a training session.

“DCS can confirm an incident in which five perpetrators attacked officers and four other inmates during a training session around noon on Tuesday at the Mthatha Correctional Center in the Eastern Cape.” said Nxumalo.

“Unfortunately, one of the five attackers succumbed to his injuries and died during the riot. An officer and another inmate are staying in the hospital due to the severity of the injuries sustained. ”

He said an internal investigation has been opened and the police will be investigating. The facility remains on high alert.

The Judicial Inspection for Prisons (JICS) has been informed and is expected to conduct an independent investigation.

“The investigation will shed more light on the motive and the circumstances that may have triggered the incident, ”added Nxumalo.