Inmates hold Free State doctor hostage

2012-11-19 16:39

Bloemfontein - Two inmates at the Mangaung Correctional Centre outside Bloemfontein, are holding a doctor hostage, Free State police confirmed on Monday.

Sergeant Thabo Litabe said he could confirm only that the doctor had been held hostage by the two inmates since 10:35.

The police task force and hostage negotiators are at the scene and attempting to defuse the situation, Litabe told OFM.

The inmates are demanding to be transferred to a prison in Gauteng.

Litabe told OFM a nurse was initially held hostage with the doctor, but she has meanwhile been released unharmed.

One inmate is doing time for rape, and the other for robbery, theft and unlawful possession of fire arms, OFM reported Litabe as saying.

The facility is privately operated by G4S, a British multinational security services company, in partnership with the government.

  • annette.duvenhage.1 - 2012-11-19 16:53 they can choose where they want to be as well....we are living in a crazy country

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-19 17:56

      No they can't - that's why they took hostages...

  • wagiedah.naidoo - 2012-11-19 16:53

    I feel sorry for those two inmates!!! The special task force don't play. Double tap each to the head for the two inmates!!!!

      boris.dietrol - 2012-11-19 16:57

      Ammo is cheaper than keeping their filthy hides alive and fed. - 2012-11-19 16:58


  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-19 16:55


  • Faahim - 2012-11-19 16:57

    "The inmates are demanding to be transferred to a prison in Gauteng" Seriously???? Not freedom or money, just a transfer, flippin classic!!

  • david.smith.127648 - 2012-11-19 17:00

    well then, shoot them DEAD!!!

      boris.dietrol - 2012-11-19 17:08

      Good point: we don't want them maimed so that another unfortunate doctor has to sew these pieces of excrement back together.

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-11-19 17:05

    Oh & a double bed,dstv & a maid twice a week!

      Desilusionada - 2012-11-19 17:38

      That's with a duvet and hot and cold running maid....

  • Strikeback - 2012-11-19 17:34

    Where is COSATU? For too long now has prisoners right to choose and where and with whom they are locked up being ignored by the oppressive capitalists. Do we sound familiar? Please stop the silent diplomacy and start taking control. You arel looking like spineless leaders. Are you in charge or is the Mafia now in charge of the prisons too? Next to strike will be the Unemployed. They have a union, mind you!

      john.morreira.9 - 2012-11-19 18:15

      You ARE joking? Right Strikeback.

  • christi.roestorff - 2012-11-19 17:50

    This is seriously easy to sort out, send them to solitary in a c-max facility in gauteng. And then allow the doctors to exercise their right to treat them!

  • Carlo Gieljoumie - 2012-11-19 18:51

    No time for negotiating shoot them one bullet one criminal

  • loyiso.zaza - 2012-11-20 08:30

    I wish people could understand how the transffer of inmates make difficulties in prison's,beecous why The Heads of centers how they stiff are.

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