Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
The killing of an ANC supporter and injuring of seven others in an ambush in Pietermaritzburg on Monday tempers the euphoria over a peaceful general election.
The ambush occurred while ANC supporters were driving in a motorcade in the Swayimane area.
While there is no immediate evidence linking the ambush to inter-party rivalry, the targeting of ANC supporters celebrating the party's election victory suggests a political motive.
A paramedic described the scene of the shooting as having been tense with "two opposition political parties".
We urge police to track down the perpetrators to prevent hotheads from taking advantage of the political tensions by fomenting violence.