Prison security is once again in the spotlight after a fight between two inmates at Qalakabusha prison in KwaZulu-Natal ended in death last week, reports the Zululand Observer.
According to a police statement, two prisoners who shared a cell got into a quarrel.
One of the convicts, 25-year-old Sibongiseni Xulu, severely beat up his fellow inmate and stabbed him with a makeshift weapon.
Six wardens attempted to separate the men, but Xulu could not be subdued and he even attacked the wardens, claiming he was acting in self-defence.
Xulu was killed during the struggle and the matter is currently under investigation.
Xulu was serving a life sentence for rape.