- Mar 27, 2007
A Pollsmoor Prison inmate, who’s apparently a veteran gangster, died on Sunday after he attacked and stabbed a warder at the Cape Town prison.
He suffered a head injury during the altercation and later died in the prison hospital.
Warders were conducting a search in the prison’s Section B2 cells and uncovered a number of weapons and contraband.
As they ushered inmates back into the cell, one prisoner stabbed a warden in the neck and head.
Western Cape Correctional Services Commissioner, Delekile Klaas, said other prison wardens jumped in to disarm the inmate.
“This incident is gang-related because the offender who stabbed the official is a senior member of the 28s gang and this could be part of a gang ritual that was taking place,” Klaas said.
Klaas said three separate investigations were launched.