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Thread: 'This is bad for human beings': Prisoners without water for three days

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    More than 1‚200 inmates at the Middledrift prison in the Eastern Cape have been without water for the past three days – with the situation now so bad that some are urinating in the corners of their cells.

    This prison‚ the oldest in the province‚ was the maximum prison for the Ciskei homeland. Currently run and managed by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS)‚ it is a prison for male offenders.

    One of the inmates who contacted TimesLIVE said they were told by the officials that the water pipeline for the prison was last fixed more than 30 years ago.

    “This is not the first time that we are running out of water in this prison; this happened two times last year already. Old pipelines that the department is failing to fix are causing these problems‚” said the inmate.

    The inmate charged that the department would only act when this becomes catastrophic.

    “One of the basic human rights is to have water‚ even if you are an offender‚ government had to provide you with water and food‚ and it is your right. But this prison has been without water since Monday and this can lead to deadly diseases‚” the inmate added.

    He said they don’t have water to drink‚ to wash or to flush their toilets‚ or to clean the floors.
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    More than 1‚200 inmates at the Middledrift prison in the Eastern Cape have been without water for the past three days – with the situation now so bad that some are urinating in the corners of their cells.
    But...why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sl8er View Post
    But...why?
    Marking their territory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sl8er View Post
    But...why?
    Marking their territory.
    Is Kirk Douglas still alive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sl8er View Post
    But...why?
    From the article:

    A picture sent by an inmate of Middledrift prison on July 12, 2018 shows how blankets have been placed over already-full toilets to prevent them from being used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saor View Post
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    (Pretty obvious I didn't read the article...only the quoted short )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sl8er View Post
    But...why?

    On a par with many of Africa's worst prisons like Black Beach in Equatorial Guinea, Chikurubi in Zimbabwe, Mukobeko in Zambia, Maula in Malawi and the situation will not improve because nobody cares - especially not Tom Moyane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyLion View Post
    Yeah, but NHI will work perfectly.
    of course! other peoples monay!!! you get some! you get some! everybody gets soooome!!!!

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    Meh, these scumbags cost me my tax money so I don't give hoot if they don't have water.
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