Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
The DA said yesterday it had called in the police after contractors for the Independent Democrats were caught ripping its election campaign posters off lampposts on a busy Cape Town street.
"The DA yesterday laid a charge against contractors of the ID for fiddling with DA campaign posters," said Alan Winde, the DA's Western Cape campaign spokesperson.
"The ID contractors were caught red-handed [on Monday] at about 12,30pm in Roeland Street, Cape Town, removing DA election campaign posters from lampposts and hiding them behind dustbins, while erecting ID campaign posters."
The DA reminded its rival party that sabotaging the election material of another party was a criminal offence that carried a maximum sentence of five years in jail.
"This flies in the face of ID leader Patricia de Lille's public undertaking this past weekend that she is going to run an ethical campaign," Winde said.
"We challenge De Lille and Western Cape campaign manager Sakkie Jenner to explain.
Jenner said the the allegations were false. - Sapa