Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
THE government has set up a ministerial team to look at government expenditure in view of the current economic meltdown.
The announcement comes amid a public uproar after the decision by some cabinet ministers to buy vehicles costing millions - with extras such as lane-changing assist systems and rear-seat entertainment centres.
Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda bought two BMW 750i for R1091050 each. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga bought a Range Rover Sport and a BMW 730d to the cost of R1,7million.
On Wednesday it emerged that Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson had bought a 2009 Mercedes-Benz S350 at a cost of more than R780000.
With sun-blinds and a wooden or leather steering wheel worth an extra R15000, the bill came to just under R800000. - Anna Majova and Zukile Majova