Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
A suspected thief and a De Deur, Vereeniging, resident were both hospitalised after a case of mob justice, according to Gauteng police.
De Deur residents on Saturday night caught and "severely assaulted" a 24-year-old man after he had allegedly snatched a woman's handbag, said Captain Thivhulawi Tshilate.
After being tied up he managed to free himself and stabbed another man in the chest. Both men were taken to a local hospital.
Police appealed to people not to take the law into their own hands. - Sapa