2 Jun 2010

Prisoners will get to see World Cup in South Africa

10:27 am on 2 June 2010

Inmates in one of South Africa's maximum security prisons will get to watch the World Cup after big screen televisions were donated to a Johannesburg jail this week.

The company donated televisions, projectors and home theatre equipment to prison authorities at Leeuwkop Correctional Centre so inmates will be able to watch the month-long tournament that starts on June 11th.

Hlengiwe Mkhize, South Africa's deputy minister of correctional services, says sports helps to teach people to observe the rules of the game and in life there are rules and boundaries and norms so we are trying to say to the prisoners you use what you learn in sports to transfer to your real life.

For the inmates, it means getting to watch their home team as soccer fever takes over South Africa.