Sowetan LIVE contacted Department of Correctional Services (DCS) Spokesperson Logan Maistry who stated that the department was aware of the images. Maistry went on to state that he was at the prison to “ascertain the facts” and would later hold a press briefing to address the issue.
“We are aware of it [the pictures], we are having a media briefing at 1o’clock at Johannesburg Prison (Sun City) if you want to join us you’re more than welcome.”
Comments on the post ranged between those of outrage to admiration.
Facebooker Nana commented: This is a F***n joke right? SA government is crazy AF!!!
User Mnyepz Gp replied; Why is it wrong? Why is it a joke? Why is it nonsense?
Another user Benni commented: Eish! I wish get arrested, i never experience this such life
People have been very vocal about what they term to be the preferential treatment of prisoners. A few months ago pictures of prisoners receiving KFC caused outrage online as well.
By Londiwe Dlomo – Tiso Black Star Group