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Prisoners stab Westville wardens after breakfast

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Prisoners from a correctional centre  went wild on Thursday morning after morning meal.

Several prison wardens were stabbed by the inmates at Durban’s Westville Prison on Thursday.

The incident was described as a “security-related incident” by the department of correctional services (DCS).

DCS spokesperson, Logan Maistry confirmed the incident.

“It is reported that a group of offenders attacked officials with sharpened objects after morning meals had been served.”

“At this stage we can confirm that seven officials and one offender sustained injuries and are receiving medical attention” he said.

However, DCS spokesperson said the situation is now under control.

“The situation has been quickly attended to, and working conditions are back to normal.”

“An investigation is under way and further details will be provided in due course.”

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