Kgosi Mampuru prison officials investigated for torturing inmates

The Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre is being investigated for human rights abuses.

It has been alleged that correctional officers severely assaulted and tortured at least 16 inmates.

The assaults apparently occured during routine search and seizure operations.

Lawyers for Human Rights have called for an investigation on the matter.

Penal Reform Programme Head, Clare Ballard, says a commission on inquiry should suspend suspected officials pending investigations.

Date of publication: 
23 November 2015