Two Johannesburg prison warders allegedly sexually assaulted and manhandled the eight-year-old son of a prisoner who blew the whistle on their apparent involvement in the death of four inmates at Leeuwkop prison.
The alleged abuse occurred in a room adjacent to the prison’s visitors’ waiting area a week ago during visiting hours.
The boy and his mother were visiting his father, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of the boy, when the child was attacked. The father, who is serving an eight-year sentence for car theft, is the mother’s fiancé.
The attack occurred after the boy was separated from his mother and herded into a room with two other men who were visiting relatives at the prison.