Expected Freedom Day prisoner release doesn’t materialise

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Expected Freedom Day prisoner release doesn’t materialise

Kgosi Mampuru inmates sing the nationwide anthem throughout the launch of the Gauteng Offender Soccer Development League on the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Services sport grounds, 30 May 2017, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Prisoners have been left dissatisfied on Monday after a information report that the president would announce the release of some inmates, in an try and curb overcrowding and the unfold of Covid-19 turned out to be inaccurate.

For hundreds of awaiting-trial inmates, President Cyril Ramaphosa sadly got here bearing an empty Freedom Day reward field, following a seemingly complicated information report that he would let out some prisoners as a part of the nation’s measures to include the unfold of Covid-19. Prisoners’ rights activist, Golden Miles Bhudu, stated inmates who had suspended their starvation strike marketing campaign in anticipation of the president’s supposedly imminent announcement have been shattered. The Inspecting Judge of the Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services (JICS), Justice Edwin Cameron, and different organisations have written to Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola, requesting him to release some…

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