I was tortured after killing of warder,’ court hears

A FORMER inmate of St Albans Prison recalled in the Port Elizabeth High Court how he was allegedly tortured by prison authorities in apparent retaliation after the death of a colleague who was stabbed in 2005.

Mzukisi Jack said on numerous occasions he was stripped naked, assaulted and ordered to remain in a single cell, with officials providing no reason.

He also testified how a warder used a derogatory word and swore at him as he went to fetch a broom.

Correctional Services Minister S’bu Ndebele is defending a multimillion-rand class action brought by 231 inmates who allege that their rights were violated. – Hendrick Mphande

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