Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
A drug mule arrested red-handed with 11 packets of cocaine told Mpumalanga police he feared that the druglords who hired him would kill him if he stopped working for them.
Sipho Dladla, 33, appeared briefly in the Witbank magistrate's court on Friday on charges of dealing in illegal drugs. He was remanded until October 17 pending further investigations.
Captain Leonard Hlathi, Mpumalanga police spokesman, told Sowetan that Dladla was arrested in Witbank on Thursday.
"He told us that he would not stop selling drugs because the people who hired him would kill him if he did so," said Hlathi.
Hlathi said Dladla was wearing two pairs of trousers when he was arrested and police found 11 packets of cocaine worth R715 as well as R1890 cash stashed in the inner trousers.
"We believe he had obtained the cash by selling the drugs," said Hlathi.
He requested the public, especially residents of Emalahleni municipality, to report any drug-related crimes to Witbank police station at 013-655-5000.
The community may also call Superintendent Botsotso Moukangwe at 082-556-5752.
Hlathi said it was very sad that people sold drugs and refused to stop even when they knew they would be arrested.
He called upon the youth to stop buying and using drugs because their future would be doomed forever.