Aug 23

Convicted murderer dies after throwing himself from building at Mangaung prison

SA Police and the Department of Correctional Services are conducting an investigation. This after a report that an inmate threw himself from a building at the Mangaung Correctional Centre in the Free State – the same facility that recently made headlines for the escape of rapist and murder, Thabo Bester.  Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the inmate died on Monday morning after he “managed to climb to the truss of the building and threw himself to the ground”. According to News24, the incident was reported to the SAPS, which arrived on the scene. Other structures, such as the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services, will also be notified as per the appropriate procedure. An internal investigation is ongoing.