Correctional Services said that “matters are under control” at Johannesburg’s Sun City Prison on Wed.
THREE West Rand organised crime unit policemen standing trial for drug-related crimes will spend Christmas and New Year with their families.
This after they were released on bail by the Johannesburg high court on Friday.
The unit head Senior Superintendent Dumisani Jwara was granted R15000 bail, while Inspector Victor Jwili and Captain Landro Mokgosani were each granted R10000 bail on Thursday. But they could not pay the money the same day and had to remain in custody until the following day.
A fourth officer arrested with them, Captain Caiphus Sakhephi Shange, died in custody of natural causes in July.
The three men face 13 charges that include drug dealing, racketeering, theft and defeating the ends of justice.
They were arrested in March for allegedly stealing drugs seized at OR Tambo Airport and selling them to drug dealers around the country.
Their bail was granted on condition they did not communicate with witnesses or contact any member of the SAPS crime intelligence in Pretoria.
The men, according to their lawyer Nardus Grove, said all they wanted to do was to relax with their families.
Their trial was postponed to April 12 next year.