Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
The mystery bombings of ATMs has revealed a worrying dimension after allegations of police involvement.
Three police constables appeared in the Klerksdorp magistrates' court this week in connection with the bombing of a First National Bank ATM at Jouberton last week.
While they may be presumed innocent until found guilty, their alleged involvement nonetheless casts suspicion on the integrity of other police officers not implicated in the crimes.
Rogue elements continue to infest the ranks of police by acting contrary to their duty to protect life and property.
To make crime an unattractive proposition for police the courts should consistently mete out tough sentences to them.