Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
The body of a taxi boss who was shot dead in November 2003 was exhumed yesterday morning after police claimed they had new evidence about the murder.
Mpumalanga police exhumed the body of Great Mdluli at the Demulani Cemetery near Bushbuckridge.
The police say nobody was arrested after the execution of Mdluli, whose body was found in the bushes near a railway line in Edinburg.
Police investigations led police to a taxi driver whose T-shirt was found with what was believed to be bloodstains.
The driver, who worked for another taxi boss, told police at the time that the red stains on his T-shirt were from beetroot he had spilt on himself.
Samples of the "red stuff" on the T-shirt were sent to a laboratory so it could be compared with blood samples taken from Mdluli's mother.
"Police have told us that the results are back and have shown that it was human blood on the T-shirt and not beetroot as the man had told them," Mdluli's sister, Khensani Mdluli, said.
"They also say the blood matches that of our mother."
She said the exhumation had devastated the family because it opened old wounds.
"Maybe this time someone will eventually be arrested for killing my brother," Mdluli said.
"We know it had something to do with tenders and we definitely want answers."
Organised crime unit spokesman Captain Leonard Hlathi confirmed that police had found new evidence that would help them link a suspect to the murder. That was the reason for the exhumation.
"The long arm of the law will not rest until this mystery is solved," Hlathi said.
"We have been investigating this murder since 2003."