The IFP is shocked to hear of the death of
Prison Warder J Horne and the serious injury of another warder
in a failed mission to aid the escape of a prisoner transported
by the two warders to Grootte Schuur Hospital earlier today.
For such an attack to take place in the
waiting room of a hospital in the presence of many awaiting
patients is horrendous and unacceptable.
The IFP sends our heartfelt condolences to
the family of Mr. Horne. Mr. Horne's sister is a senior member
of the IFP staff in the Parliamentary offices in Cape Town.
We call on Minister Balfour to immediately
commence an investigation into the facts of this case and
establish how such an ambush was arranged.
Mrs. Sybil Seaton MP - 083 412 0075.
IFP Spokesperson for Correctional Services.