Department of Correctional Services has strongly condemned recent riots in
this month, prisoners at the Groenpunt Correctional Centre at Deneysville in
the Free State set
fire to parts of the facility which resulted in three prisoners being killed and
over 60 injured.
week, at least 20 inmates at Pollsmoor Prison in Cape
Town were injured when a riot broke out between
Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Correctional Services James Selfe said
the Correctional Services Department needs to conduct a thorough investigation
the department had to stabilize the situation and reintroduce discipline; it
also needs to investigate the root causes of the violence.
this reason, we are calling for appointment of an independent inquiry; it is
insufficient in our view that the department investigates itself because in
that way, it is not going to get to the root of the problem” self added.
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