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Correctional ServicesNews24 reports that after a 25-year-old prisoner was shot dead in the East London Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) said its officials were trained in escorting inmates.

According to departmental spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo, an investigation was underway following the shooting. The prisoner was being cross-examined when he allegedly jumped out of the witness box, knife in hand, before he was killed. Warders apparently ran into the court and shot him after he attempted to attack the prosecutor, who was not hurt in the incident. "Our officials are trained in escorting inmates and are fully equipped to respond in case of an emergency," said Nxumalo. Police spokesperson Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana said it was unclear how the knife found its way into the court.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Cebelihle Mthethwa at News24

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