Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
The owner of the Teazers chain of strip clubs, Lolly Jackson, described the crime rate as "a joke" after being robbed at gunpoint for the third time.
"The crime rate in South Africa is a joke. Crime is a joke; it is something beyond me," Jackson said yesterday.
The Teazers boss was speaking after being robbed on Sunday. His Breitling watch, his cellphone and his wallet were snatched in Johannesburg's plush suburb of Houghton .
Jackson said he had been in the driveway of former Miss South Africa Vanessa Carreira shortly after 1.30pm. He was there to collect his pink Cadillac, which Carreira had borrowed on Saturday.
"Suddenly, a guy held a gun to my head, told me to lie down. He took my watch, cellphone and wallet," said Jackson.
The robber fled in a Mercedes-Benz sedan.
Jackson, who was also robbed in 2002 and 2005, said he was going to leave the country.
He said preserving his life was more important than preserving his businesses.
"Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, when people have a braai with their families. But instead criminals are out looking for opportunities.
Jackson said it was unfair that robbers are released on bail of R100 whereas he had to pay bail of R20000 after being arrested for speeding. - Sapa