Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
Police are looking for victims of a fraud gang operating in Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
Inspector Joey Jeevan said the suspects, a 21-year-old woman and four men, would purchase goods and make payment with stolen cheques.
The five suspects appeared in the Pietermaritzburg magistrates' court on Friday and have been remanded in custody. - Canaan Mdletshe