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southafricalogoCape Times reports that three Pollsmoor warders and three prisoners are recovering in hospital following a fight at the correctional centre on Tuesday morning.  Both the warders and inmates sustained serious injuries.  

Correctional Services Commissioner Delekile Klaas said the warders received information that inmates were using a cellphone in their cell.  When they attempted to retrieve the cellphone some inmates threw boiled water on them, resulting in their injuries.  “Our Emergency Support Team (EST) were deployed to the cell in question and they used minimum force and the inmates were injured in the process,” said Klaas.  “Boiling water and use (of) it against officials is rare and is new here.  They (inmates) are forcing us to take these kettles away from them,” Klaas added.  He indicated that he would only know the extent of the injuries of both the inmates and the officials once a doctor had provided medical reports.

  • Read this report by Sandiso Phaliso in full at Cape Times


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