Chikurubi Inmates In Riot; One Killed

Inmates at Zimbabwe’s Chikurubi Maximum security prison ran riot on Wednesday.

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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.