2 dead in blast near Johannesburg Prison

2012-10-22 17:21

Cape Town - Two people were killed, and 15 injured after an explosive device was triggered on a vehicle transporting prisoners to Johannesburg Central Prison, reports said on Monday.

Eye Witness News reported 36 prisoners were on board the vehicle which was on the way back from court.

The bomb was apparently triggered inside the vehicle, and detonated inside the prison precinct, according to the SABC.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Neville Malile confirmed to Sapa that there had been an explosion outside the prison but said he was unable to give more details immediately.

Two prisoners escaped after the incident, but were re-arrested.

EWN reported that injured prisoners have been taken to various hospitals, and are under police guard.

The inmate who were unhurt were taken back to the prison.

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  • camp.j - 2012-10-22 17:24

    Was Julius on it? Just asking

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-22 17:38

      Rumours say boeremag was in it.

      nicholas.graan - 2012-10-22 17:41

      Sounds like a break out was being planned but went slightly wrong.

      Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-22 17:45

      Nope, I know where Boeremag is kept, no business in Jhb...

      camp.j - 2012-10-22 17:48

      boeremag won't blow up a vehicle they are traveling in, that would be plain stupidity :)

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-10-22 17:55

      If the "Boeremag" did it, there would be no injuries! Poof! The LOT!

      scouter.fourone - 2012-10-22 18:31

      Someone on the outside trying to silence an over-talkative witness is the most likely.......

  • nelia.liebenberg.1 - 2012-10-22 17:26

    Wow, the English in this report is being mutilated.

      eric.martinsich - 2012-10-22 17:46

      Who cares. stick to the story

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-10-22 17:59

      Not who cares. It shows us the illiterates, that call themselves journalists!

  • karenadawkins - 2012-10-22 17:27

    and movies dont influence crime!

  • steve.matsane - 2012-10-22 17:29


      albert.m.burger - 2012-10-22 17:43

      Ingelse maggie

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-10-22 17:57

      As I've said, but we need to answer all of you. If it were the "Boeremag", there would be NO survivors! Poof! All 36! (THIRTY SIX, rapists, murderers, and filth alike!)

      morientes.munez - 2012-10-22 18:18

      Hey boetie Steve, I see one of your profile pictures is that of a toilet! It is a wonderful devise isn’t it? You must use it more often and speak less often about the stuff that is supposed to go in there!!!!

      alf.pop - 2012-10-22 18:25

      Keep your positive attitude! The perps were probably some bloody agents from the Malema camp!

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-10-22 17:32

    Too many movies. You should be careful when you try to blow your way out.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-10-22 17:32

    Well thats the way to get rid of rubbish.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-10-22 17:39

    How the hell did a Bomb get into a Prison van? More Corruption, Incompetence, or both?

  • Vince.York - 2012-10-22 17:41

    ANC-PF struggle politics continues?

  • johan.jacobs.33821 - 2012-10-22 17:41

    Strange event.

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-10-22 17:41

    Assassination perhaps?

  • theandystokes - 2012-10-22 17:57

    Someone trying to smuggle explosives into the prison maybe?

  • thadelphukem.completely - 2012-10-22 18:04

    It was Jub Jub i say... Bhwahahahahahaha

  • anele.mveku - 2012-10-22 18:14

    An attempted escape gone wrong, too much movies. Some how I dnt feel bad even the the two that got killed.

  • Sabelo Dube - 2012-10-22 18:26

    when the is crime small or big 2 many people involve someone has to die!that is a life of thugs?

  • seun.mogotji - 2012-10-23 17:56

    If they wanted to escape why trigger the device 3 blocks from the prison - why not on the highway?? "investigations will show how prisoners were able to hide the explosive device" - does this indicate that the device was triggerd inside the truck? - insi... more

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