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Warder stabbed by prisoner

By Sapa | Nov 19, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 8 ]

Inmate had a sharpened bone

A KwaZulu-Natal warder was stabbed five times with a sharpened bone by an inmate at Sevontein Prison, just outside Pietermaritzburg, the Witness reported on Monday.

KwaZulu-Natal correctional services spokeswoman Nokuthula Zikhali said George Diedericks was stabbed on Sunday at about 7am when prison officials were serving breakfast to inmates.

Diedericks was treated for wounds to his back and ear.

Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) claims there are security risks due to a lack of personnel to oversee the inmates.

Popcru provincial secretary Kwenza Nxele blamed the low staff-to-prisoner ratio for the incident saying the situation has been worsened by the new shift system which reduced the number of warders further.

“Members have been complaining that they are left exposed and in a vulnerable situation. This division of the staff has left half of the staff on duty than previously,” Nxele was quoted as saying.

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only if death penalty was in use none of this would have happen!! so we feed criminals with our money and they kills us back.nxa!

Nov 19, 2012 8:53 | 0 replies

Tjo hectic , why a shift change been worsened by the new shift system which reduced the number of warders further

Why Maladministration maybe??/?

Nov 19, 2012 8:57 | 0 replies

i sometimes blame this warders they turn to forget that they are dealing with thugs, muderers and the most dangers people ever, and this warders are so relaxed can even take a nap in front of this thugs.

prisoners have nothing to loose, be careful and alert al the time brothers and sisters

Nov 19, 2012 9:2 | 0 replies

He commits crime outside and done it again inside, does this dude deserve to be around any human body.

Nov 19, 2012 9:45 | 0 replies

Mangoz
He commits crime outside and done it again inside, does this dude deserve to be around any human body.
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Ha ha, hes a Pro in commitn crimes. But anyway, im not surprised, if an inmate can be afforded a room to have a Mmnyakazo wt his wife, dont see any reasons could stop them stabbing.

Nov 19, 2012 10:0 | 0 replies

this prisoners can use anything to harm, can hang you with tissue

Nov 19, 2012 10:28 | 0 replies

@kabelo110

Mangoz
He commits crime outside and done it again inside, does this dude deserve to be around any human body.
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Ha ha, hes a Pro in commitn crimes. But anyway, im not surprised, if an inmate can be afforded a room to have a Mmnyakazo wt his wife, dont see any reasons could stop them stabbing.
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LOL, do u think those guys inside have already reserved a room for jub-jub??

Nov 19, 2012 10:31 | 0 replies

A sharpened bone - now that is what I call a traditional weapon. We must carry more of these. When the police threaten to arrest you you simply start gnawing on the bone. The police cannot arrest a hungry man for attending to his hunger pangs on a perfectly sharpened tibia or femur. Sir, but I prefer my tibia sharpened and not cooked. Raee, medium or well done? Do you prefer my femur on your back, on your neck or through your chest cavity, you summermybeach?

Nov 19, 2012 10:35 | 0 replies