WINDHOEK: Inmates at the Windhoek Central Prison went without water over the weekend after a pipe burst there.
With summer temperatures well over 30 degrees Celsius in the capital, prisoners had to do with limited supplies of water provided in buckets and containers from Friday until Sunday.
The Namibian Correctional Service’s Deputy Commissioner Tuhafeni Hangula told Nampa yesterday that a pipe had burst, but said the situation is now under control and running water is once again available to the prisoners.
He said officials worked throughout the weekend to fix the pipe, and by Sunday, the situation returned to normal.
The Windhoek Central Prison is home to about 2 000 prisoners, with substantial numbers of wardens also working in shifts at those premises.