Limpopo - Starving inmates at Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre in Louis Trichardt have threatened to burn down the prison facility.
They claim prison guards left them to starve behind locked cells and went on strike.
Kutama Sinthumule is a private facility operated by the South African Custodial Management (SACM) company.
It’s home to more than 3 000 extremely dangerous criminals who serve maximum sentences for crimes ranging from rape to murder, according to workers there.
Two inmates who phoned The Star on Wednesday said that the last time they had a meal was at 4pm on Tuesday.