Port Elizabeth - The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) said on Monday that the situation at St. Albans Correctional Centre in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, was back to “normal”.
This after a stabbing incident unfolded on Sunday in which an inmate died and an official was stabbed.
Department spokesman, Singabakho Nxumalo said that the injured official was in a stable condition at hospital.
DCS also noted with regret the allegations of staff shortages as the underlying cause of the incident.
“The official was stabbed by an inmate during breakfast yesterday morning. Serving was done cell-by-cell; it is, therefore, a perpetrated falsehood that nine officials were looking after 403 inmates.”