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F State hostage drama continues

2012-11-19 18:44

Bloemfontein - Expert negotiators are at the Mangaung Correctional Centre outside Bloemfontein to try and convince hostage takers, reportedly two, to free a medical doctor, OFM News reports.

The maximum prison comprises six wings with a hospital in the middle. The doctor and a nurse apparently were taken hostage at about 11:00 on Monday morning during a ward round.

The nurse was released unharmed.

The doctor's family has been notified, but the police are withholding his name from the media.

OFM News's Mariné Jacobs is at the prison and says the taking of photographs or video footage has been strictly forbidden.

The hostage takers are reportedly demanding to be transferred to a prison in Gauteng.
 

Comments
  • alfred.neumann.142 - 2012-11-19 19:05

    Special Task Force and 2 rounds would solve two problems and save the taxpayer a couple of bucks in no time at all.

  • mart.botha - 2012-11-19 19:08

    I regret to say this, but we must not negotiate with criminals. It sets an unhealthy and undesirable precedent. Make a call to 'sniper school' and end this.

  • man.zanilla.73 - 2012-11-19 19:11

    Stupido inmates. Just demand to be released or demand a presdential padon.

      ALCAB - 2012-11-19 19:51

      Why not call Shaik or Selebi for advice to obtain release on medical reports.

  • 7777santos - 2012-11-19 19:27

    WE HOPE THAT THESE ANIMALS WILL NOT DO SOMETHING STUPID IN DESPARATION BEFORE FALLING FAST ASLEEP!!!

      jaded.oldfart - 2012-11-19 19:49

      YOU SHOULD DILUTE YOUR DRINKS DUDE....

  • wagiedah.naidoo - 2012-11-19 19:36

    Special task force,double head tap with your MP5 please.

  • sunith.varkey - 2012-11-19 19:48

    Ok so whats the problem? They can't hold the hostages until they reach Gauteng. Just agree... then keep them in isolation for rest of their term. Also no difference between Gauteng and Bloem when you are in isolation.

  • Emile Josephs - 2012-11-19 20:16

    they'll be dead by 22:30, if they don't give up.

  • veldt66 - 2012-11-19 20:32

    The Special Task is at the scene! Sometime tonight this will come to end.

  • Hyrene Esterhuizen - 2012-11-19 20:51

    hopefully ja we should blame the luxury life they live in prison i am sure they learnt this tactic while watching a movie on movie magic.

  • lorna.m.eaton - 2012-11-19 21:12

    I hope the doctor is released unharmed at the end of this business.

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