Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
A 25-year old man from Lomanyaneng village near Mafikeng in North West is on the run after allegedly raping his 10-year-old niece.
According to the girl's mother, her brother-in-law had occupied one bedroom in the house, and she and her husband shared the other room with their children.
The mother said she woke up early on Sunday and saw movement under the blankets where the children were sleeping.
Her daughter later complained of genital pain and alleged that her uncle had raped her.
The mother also allegedly found fluid on her daughter's underwear.
The woman reported the matter to the local police.
Police Captain Sabata Mokgwabone said it was unclear what action, if any, the father had taken. He urged the community to report the whereabouts of the suspect to the police.