Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
We find it surprising that six illegal Chinese immigrants found guilty of dealing in drugs worth R1million will not have to serve time in jail.
A Vereeniging magistrate imposed sentences ranging from three months to seven years on the five culprits last Friday, but ruled they be handed over to immigration officials for deportation to China.
That is a strange ruling indeed - a rarity or perhaps without precedent in this country or anywhere else.
These drug dealers committed serious crimes in South Africa. They should first serve their terms here before they are deported.
Drug dealers deserve no leniency.
They should be permanently removed from society.