South Africa’s worst violence in 140 years? – Did 9,000 prisoners escape from a prison in Natal?

There are a couple of stories in the MSM about prisoners who escaped in Natal during the extreme violence. Like these:-

20 prisoners are on the run from a group of 31 who escaped during the violence:

One Black died trying to escape from prison:

But I have come across references, which seem to indicate that the Zulus were trying to create a massive jail break at a jail whose name begins with "West". And the suggestion is that possibly, 9,000 prisoners escaped. I cannot be certain. But I’m looking for more info on this.

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