Prisoners's Lawsuit to Set South African Legal Precedent?

South African inmates at Leeuwkop Maximum Correctional Centre are seeking millions of rand in damages from the government over alleged torture at the hands of prison officials. This could mean major repercussions for the Department of Justice and Correctional Services and set a legal precedent.

Mthokozisi Sithole, one of the inmates suing the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services for alleged assault and torture, testified in the Johannesburg High Court.


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