Port Elizabeth - Three prison wardens were stabbed by inmates at St Albans Correctional Centre in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.
According to prison insiders, three officials were stabbed in a single cell unit by six inmates.
African News Agency (ANA) understands that injuries included stab wounds to the head. Insiders said that when the incident unfolded the inmates were being removed from section A because they were allegedly problematic.
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) spokesman, Singabakho Nxumalo said the incident took place around 11.30am as officials were busy with a lock-up following the mandatory exercise that must be undertaken by offenders on a daily basis.
All three officials were receiving medical attention and were reported to be in a stable condition, said Nxumalo.