Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
Tebogo Monama and Penwell Dlamini
Golden Miles Bhudu was sent to prison yesterday - without shackles.
It was as if life had come full circle for the man who made a name for himself by protesting in chains and campaigning for the rights of prisoners.
He started his campaign in prison in 1987 when he was serving a six-year term for housebreaking and theft.
Bhudu was born and raised in Duduza township in Nigel on the East Rand. He served five years of the sentence.
Bhudu passed matric in 1979.
The following year he worked as a laboratory analyst at Sasol Two in Secunda.
"I was fired for organising workers into a union," he said.
He completed a Diploma in Analytical Chemistry in 1983 at the Vaal Technikon.
In 1985 he obtained a Diploma in Public Administration.