Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
A Limpopo family has made a passionate plea to the public to help them trace their daughter who went missing last year.
Phylistus Kgole, 23, left her home village of Dibeng in GaMatlala near Polokwane in February last year.
At the time she said she was going to look for a job in Johannesburg. But she neither informed anyone of her whereabouts nor returned home.
Of grave concern to the family is a young daughter she left behind, who needs her care. Members of her family are all unemployed.
Her mother, Asinah Kgole, said yesterday the family was poor and depended on government grants for two of her children.
"I receive only R450 a month and the money is not enough to cater for a big family such as the one I have," Kgole said.
She has seven children of her own, and Phylistus' daughter has brought the number to eight.
"The problem is serious and we are so poor that some of the children have been forced to abandon school," Kgole said. "We don't know whether she is still alive."
She said several attempts to trace her daughter had failed.
She was reported to the Vlakfontein police as a missing person but there have been no developments so far.