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Staff at G4S-run South Africa prison accused of abuse

Statt at a South African prison run by the British security company G4S have been accused of "shocking" abuses against inmates.

Prisoners claimed they were subjected to electric shock treatment, while video footage from the high security jail appeared to show inmates being given forced injections.

G4S has denied any acts of assault or torture by its employees. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

G4S has said it had no knowledge of abuse by any of its employees at Mangaung prison, which came under the spotlight in a year-long investigation by the Wits Justice Project.

The South African government recently took over running the jail, saying G4S had "lost control" of the facility.