Chikurubi Inmates In Riot; One Killed
Inmates at Zimbabwe’s Chikurubi Maximum security prison ran riot on Wednesday.
According to reports from the state broadcaster ZBC, 23 were injured and 1 inmate was killed. It is believed that the person who died was killed in a stampede.
Prinson guards ‘were forced to use live firearms’ according to reports.
News yesterday had filtered of a riot at the place with some news sites claiming that many prisoners had escaped. While a riot is still a matter of concern one does feel a little relieved there were no escapees from a maximum security prison.
Some sources claim the rioting was over food and conditions at the prison.
Investigations have not been completed.