PTA prisoners injured in gang brawl

The Correctional Services Department denied claims that a prisoner was killed.

Inmates inside Pretoria Central Prison on 30 April 2012. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

PRETORIA - Seven inmates were injured in a gang fight at the Pretoria Central Prison, the Correctional Services Department confirmed on Tuesday.

Speaking to Eyewitness News , a relative of one of the men said one prisoner was apparently murdered.

But Gauteng Correctional Services spokesperson Ofentse Morwane said nobody was killed in the fight.

"There is no offender who passed on during this incident. There are six offenders who sustained injuries and only one who sustained serious injuries. He is currently being treated in hospital."

The relative also hit out at prison warders.

"They tried to take control of the fight and physically hit them [the prisoners] with various things."

The department is investigating the matter, Morwane said.