Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
An ANC ward councillor's wife and two alleged hitmen appeared in the Vuwani magistrate's court in Limpopo for the alleged shooting of Mbudzeni Alpheus Mulandana.
Mulandana was shot several times in the chest while asleep with his wife on February 12 by unknown men. He is fighting for his life in the intensive care unit of an unidentified hospital in Limpopo.
A week later, his wife Kenday Mulandana, 48, Wilson Mulaudzi, 62, a traditional healer, and his 34-year old son, Shumani Mulaudzi, were arrested.
The three appeared in the Vuwani magistrate's court yesterday on a charge of attempted murder. Their case was postponed to next Thursday.
Sources from Dzwerani village where the incident happened told Sowetan that Mulandana had enemies in the village, who were always baying for his blood.
Police spokesman Mohale Ramatseba said the hit men kicked open the door where Mulandana was sleeping and started shooting.
The door of the house was not locked when the hitmen entered and opened fire.
Mulandana was shot in the chest but managed to escape through a window after hiding behind the door. He was admitted to Tshilidzini Hospital in Thohoyandou, but was later transferred to another hospital in Polokwane.
Health department spokesman, Phuti Seloba, said Mulandana was recovering in hospital.
It is alleged that the ward councillor's wife was working in cahoots with the hitmen.