“I’d rather die than go back” – Inside Limpopo’s Maximum Security Prison
On 7 August 2023, a fire broke out at the Kutama-Sinthumule Correctional Centre in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo. Three inmates died. Two of them were allegedly shot during the blaze.
While the cause is still being investigated, it is believed that inmates started the fire after a memorandum of concerns to prison management had not been addressed.
Eyewitness News looked further into the memorandum and found explosive allegations of a dysfunctional healthcare system, assault and torture, food nutrition issues, and sodomy.