Two prisoners killed in gang fights

2013-01-18 19:57

Johannesburg - Two awaiting-trial prisoners were killed during gang fights at St Albans prison in Port Elizabeth on Friday, correctional services said.

Regional commissioner for the Eastern Cape, Nkosinathi Breakfast, said that 65 others had been injured and 17 of them had been taken to hospital.

"They were fighting using all sorts of objects.

"We're not sure whether they had been stabbed," he said of the two men killed.

He said approximately 2 083 awaiting-trial prisoners were detained at St Albans and that some of them had been there for longer than five years.

  • ramakoloi.lekoro - 2013-01-18 20:05

    i like sotho words saying*ke ntjanyana tsa setsumi di jana maro*

      louis.langenhoven - 2013-01-18 20:16


      samuelk.mohlakoana - 2013-01-18 21:01

      It simply means'children of one person are fighting while they were suppose to fight the enemies' i guess its clear

      karl.vanrooyen - 2013-01-18 21:11

      All wrong . Its translation is big African girls bums attract big busines men

      motlalepula.sompane - 2013-01-19 14:33

      o tjholo Mohlakoana pholo ya Disema, maila ho ngwathela

  • shudufhadzo.mudau.3 - 2013-01-18 20:10

    Who cares, as long as they are killing each other not the innocent people out here.

      Flippncool - 2013-01-19 00:42

      Yup, room for two more.

  • craig.pillay.5 - 2013-01-18 20:13

    Whats the weather tomorrow again?

      simon.selahla - 2013-01-18 21:02

      Here in Jhb it will be raining!

      motlalepula.sompane - 2013-01-19 14:33


  • ian.robertreid - 2013-01-18 20:14

    Gangs on the streets gangs in prison ~only hope is 2take acton against these thugs big time?? kill them??

      gavin.taylor.79 - 2013-01-18 20:27

      No Ian ! Every Friday, give each prisoner a bottle of brandy & a knife and let them have a party. By the end of the year the prisons will be empty.

      louis.langenhoven - 2013-01-18 20:41

      bad waste of good brandy- make it cane or something!

  • mtsolong - 2013-01-18 20:21

    Wow its been a longtime watching thm stabing our coleques Tshotsho vitjooo bhova God is great

  • nmunyai - 2013-01-18 20:28


  • - 2013-01-18 20:35

    Head of prison

  • bushy.mogale.39 - 2013-01-18 20:38

    Who gives a damn about them. Let them kill each other. They are a bunch of faceless, useless human beings who doesn't believe in peace. Killing is in their blood.

  • lloyd.kanjanda - 2013-01-18 20:46

    Why my Lord,let e light o ur face shine apon them n they will knw da wa thy ar doin is wrong.....

  • simon.selahla - 2013-01-18 20:59

    Who cares!

      unathibunnylele.pandle - 2013-01-19 13:18

      Quite a number of us actually do cause some people that were hurt there are actually innocent people that are being accused of things they didn't do.

  • tsomakae.dire - 2013-01-18 21:09

    How do you wait for trial for 5 years in a democratic country? He Banna!

  • papi.molale - 2013-01-18 21:18

    i also say is better if they kill each other not innocent people on the streets

      unathibunnylele.pandle - 2013-01-19 13:15

      But remember ay there are innocent people in there as well. Not everyone in prison is guilty of the crime they've been arrested for.

  • stavious.mamatepa - 2013-01-18 21:19

    Dale Steyn

  • redaa.ameeroedien - 2013-01-18 21:21

    All this focus on prisons recently ..... So when is the private prisons going to be fully launched?

  • donald.mokonyama - 2013-01-18 21:40

    Ntja e ja Ntjanyana, BANNA WEE... Just feel pity if they were innocent awaiting trial suspects.

  • thabelo.ramabannda - 2013-01-18 21:41

    they were fighting using all s of object!!!!

  • teboholawrence.semela - 2013-01-18 22:34

    Prison is a punishment. they ddnt deserve 2 die or get beaten

  • Trevor Moller - 2013-01-18 22:38

    Prison is a punishment what are u smoking dude they live a beter life there than some of the poor

  • tyroymike3 - 2013-01-18 22:46

    These are awaiting trail prisoners - some are people that have been unlawfully arrested - ask Lionel Greenberg whose ex - wife had him unlawfully arrested nearly ten times !! You will sit with some of the most hardcore awaiting prisoners and if you lack funds for a decent attorney , you can end up waiting for years to hear your case. This is one of the most blatant trampling of human rights in SA - the prison is overcrowded , bug invested and run by gangs - innocent people waiting for their bail hearing , all at the mercy of the broken justice system , an attorney's whims and the waste of society in a filthy , overcrowded cell. This is a powder keg - these angry , abused and innocent people are eventually let back into society - hell - this will not well - for us !!!

      Trevor Moller - 2013-01-19 10:05

      What utter nonsence u idiot how can u say a mans wife has him unlawfully arrested 10 times and u believe he is innocent take ur dark glasses off pal

  • mahogany.wamukwa - 2013-01-18 23:24

    Dont forget that the 2013 afcon opening match starts tomorrow !Who cares if the cobra is fighting a black mamba .Go and never come back again .

  • melusi.toyi - 2013-01-18 23:41

    .,using any sorts of objects shows how intolerable people are towards one another.

  • zikhona.zet - 2013-01-18 23:54


  • bart.khumalo - 2013-01-19 01:56

    to Frank: I'm working in Livingston hospital, pe, doing night duty at moment. Casualties lies full of them, doctors had to work over time, many units of precious blood transfused to safe their lives, ct scans done to the ones who are in conscious. Now they are being taken to theatre one by one, stabbed in the neck, stabbed in the abdomen etc. Everything else, all other patients are now being cancelled because they are more urgent. Broken bones, appendix, all shifted down the queue so that these can be tended to and lives saved. Then they will take up the ICU beds and innocent patients who also needs beds will be denied a bed because now ICU is full. Some innocents may die because of this. You are paying, I promise you. 100 times the normal daily prison rates. Unfortunately some poor innocent patients will probably now pay more than that.

  • kgotso.selome - 2013-01-19 06:27

    nkosinathi breakfast? lol...

  • unitymotsumi - 2013-01-19 07:36

    Nkosinathi Breakfast, kwaaaaaa! Give them your breakfast.

  • unathibunnylele.pandle - 2013-01-19 13:28

    I never knew that people are this heartless ay... Haven't you thought about the fact that some people that are in prison are actually innocent. Don't we all deserve a second chance in life to prove ourselves rather than being slaughtered like goats. Why are we acting all perfect now? Don't we all have mistakes and things that we regret ever doing? I just hope that this incident has opened up their eyes. I hope all those that were hurt have a speedy recovery.

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