Gangster killed in prison

2012-02-08 00:00

A 38-YEAR-OLD prisoner, a member of the notorious 28s gang, was murdered in Port Edward prison on Friday.

Sergeant Phumzile Makaula said 18 cell-mates have been charged with the murder of Mavela Mlambo .

“Mlambo shared the cell with 25 other inmates. Eighteen of them have appeared in the Ramsgate court in connection with the murder.

“The case has been [adjourned],” she said.

Mlambo was serving a rape sentence at the prison.

Makaula said he was a member of the 28s gang and was murdered by gang members.

“The deceased allegedly raped another inmate. His gang did not approve of that, therefore they killed him.”

Makaula added that prisoner was beaten severely during the night.

“According to the cell-mates, he woke up during the night and had a wash. In the morning his cell-mates tried to wake him up, but he was found dead.

“That’s when they alerted the prison wardens,” she said.

Makaula said Mlambo sustained injuries all over his body.

“At this stage we do not know what he was beaten with.

“Police are investigating the murder,” she added. Waiting for comment from Correctional Services. Will email comment- thanks

Efforts to reach Correctional Services spokesperson Hlaziya Mtolo for comment were unsuccessful by the time of going to print as his phone went straight to voicemail.

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