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2 Pollsmoor inmates charged with attempted murder

Four officials were attacked on Sunday after they tried to stop the assault of an inmate.

FILE: Pollsmoor Prison. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Two Pollsmoor prison inmates have been charged with attempted murder following separate attacks on warders.

Four officials were attacked on Sunday after they tried to stop the assault of an inmate.

Another prison guard was also assaulted on Monday.

Prison security at Pollsmoor has been sharpened following the two attacks.

At the Medium A section, four guards were beaten with modified padlocks on Sunday after they tried to stop a gang fight.

The Correctional Services Department is also probing the second attack on an official on Monday, at the Medium B unit.

Preliminary investigations have found both attacks to be related to gang rituals.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)