PMB prison without water for 10 days

2015-03-16 11:13

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Durban - Inmates at Pietermaritzburg's New Prison have been without water for the past 10 days, the Witness reported on Monday.

According to a prisoner who did not reveal his name, they were being fed brown bread and the toilets had run dry.

The prisoner told the newspaper he had not been able to relieve himself for five days.

"I've been holding it in for five days now. Prisoners are getting sick.

There are flies and the building is reeking," he told the newspaper.

According to the report, a prison warden who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "If prisoners in Zimbabwe have rioted about bad food, I don't know what these offenders are going to do after just being fed dry bread only."

Correctional services spokesperson Thulani Mdluli told the newspaper he could not immediately respond to their questions.

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