Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
One man was arrested after a gang of 14 robbed a Coca-Cola factory in Hercules, Pretoria, police said.
Constable Patricia Simelane said yesterday a gang robbed the factory of R30000.
Simelane said: "The gang entered the 24-hour factory. They opened one safe and took an undisclosed amount of money."
She said the men also took R30000 from a money bag that had just arrived on the premises.
Security company ADT alerted the police to the break-in.
"When the police met the suspects, still at the factory, a shootout erupted and police and ADT vehicles were damaged," Simelane said.
"Some of the police officials sustained minor injuries."
The police arrested one man at Bella-Ombre, near Mamelodi, after a tip-off. He was found in possession of an AK-47 rifle, a shotgun and R17000. Police were searching for his accomplices, Simelane said. - Sapa