Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
Constance Radebe, 32, is taking Trilogy Benefits Group Control Trust to the maintenance court for withholding her child's inheritance.
The unemployed mother said she cannot pay her daughter's daycare fees because Trilogy is withholding her daughter's money.
Radebe's misery started when her husband was killed in 2003. He left R100000 for his four-year-old daughter, Gugu, said Radebe.
Her husband had gone to buy food for their supper when he was killed, Radebe said.
She said "all hell broke loose" after she received the sad news.
"My in-laws claimed I colluded with the killers and they demanded that my husband's pension be paid to them," Radebe said.
She said Trilogy was holding the money in trust.
Radebe said all she wanted was R150 a month to pay the daycare and R420 for her daughter's transport and lunch.
She claimed the fees Trilogy said it was willing to pay had not been honoured.
Radebe claims she gave Trilogy the banking details of her daughter's daycare in Vosloorus, but Trilogy had refused to pay.
But Almerie Buytendag is adamant the money will stay in the trust fund until the child turns 21.
"This was her father's wish and it must be respected," Buytendag said.
She said they could not pay daycare fees for a child who was always absent because of illness.
"Besides, the daycare principal has not forwarded the bank details to us," Buytendag said.
She said she was not aware that Trilogy had been subpoenaed to appear in court since February, or that Radebe had been turned away at Trilogy's reception room each time she had tried to serve them with a subpoena since February. Consumer Line has proof of service of court documents.