According to the inside information, three guards were assaulted and stabbed by several prisoners. The injuries include multiple wounds in the head and body. The incident happened when wardens were in a single cell.
The department of correctional services (DCS) spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo, said the incident took place around 11.30am as officials were busy with a lock-up following the mandatory exercise that must be undertaken by offenders on a daily basis.
“This is a clear act of hooliganism that shall never be tolerated by the department and it is strongly condemned. Correctional services will leave no stone unturned in making sure that all those involved are brought to book and that the law takes its course.”