22 April 2013
The increase in the number of reported cases
of instability in the Westville prison is a clear indication
that the department of Correctional Services is failing to
address the crisis in this correctional centre.
IFP Spokesperson on Correctional Services, Mr
Velaphi Ndlovu MP said, "The recent brutal attacks on some of
the prisoners by the Stability Unit need to be investigated.
Members of this unit involved in such behaviour must be
suspended immediately pending a full investigation and
prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if they attacked
The IFP is reiterating its call that the
Minister of Correctional Services must intervene in helping
resolve problems in the Westville Prison, in order to stabilise
this situation. "This is not the first time that prisoners are
complaining about their treatment at Westville. We are told that
numerous investigations have taken place in the past but that to
date no prosecutions have occurred," concluded Ndlovu.
The IFP calls on the Minister of Correctional
Services to urgently address the issues in Westville prison as
the KZN provincial authorities seem to be failing or unwilling
to do so.
IFP Spokesperson on Correctional Services
Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073