Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
The Legal Aid Board has warned of a looming strike by its staff over salaries, which could set back court rolls even more.
The board is facing industrial action from its staff because it does not have the money to match salaries paid to similarly qualified legal professionals in the National Prosecuting Authority and the Justice Department.
Board chairman Judge Dunstan Mlambo told Parliament's justice committee "there are rumblings, and do not be surprised if there is industrial action". - Sapa