Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
The person who stabbed baby Jordan-Leigh Norton in the neck had the direct intention of killing her, it was argued in the Cape high court yesterday.
Closing argument started in the marathon trial of five suspects, including the alleged mastermind in the baby's murder, Dina Rodrigues.
Also in the dock are Sipho Mfazwe, Mongezi Bobotyane, Zanethemba Gwada and Bonginkosi Sigenu.
Rodrigues is alleged to have hired her four co-accused to murder Jordan-Leigh and to have paid them R10000 for this.
Her motive was allegedly to save the infant's father, teacher Neil Wilson, the burden of maintenance payments. Rodrigues was then heavily involved in a romantic relationship with Wilson with plans to marry him.
The murder took place at the Norton home in Lansdowne, on June 15 2005.
Prosecutor Nicolette Bell said: "Wilson was aware that Rodrigues was jealous about the fact that Natasha Norton had had a baby by him.
"He then receives a call from Rodrigues, who says the baby has been killed. Wilson's reaction was natural - he thought it a hoax," Bell said.
Bell recalled to the court Rodrigues's reaction after her interview with the investigating officer.
"Rodrigues broke down and exclaimed, 'Oh my God, what have I done - I am going to go to jail'."
The five have pleaded not guilty. The case continues today. - Sapa