Jailbird flaunts cash in prison

A screen grab from a video where a prisoner at Kgosi Mampuru II prison is seen gleefully counting cash in his cell.
A screen grab from a video where a prisoner at Kgosi Mampuru II prison is seen gleefully counting cash in his cell.

The trend of flaunting hard cash on social media seems to have made its way into a South African prison cell.

The Department of Correctional Services is currently investigating a security breach after a video showing an inmate counting money inside a cell went viral.

In the video, the inmate can be heard saying the R100 bank notes amount to R2700. "Nna ke ja nyuku. A ke dlale," the inmate can be heard saying in Sotho, which loosely translated means: "I make money. I don't play games."

 This is the latest money flaunting stunt to hit the internet after images of traffic officials and two actresses pretending to be eating a stack of money went viral.

The traffic officers were suspended after being exposed by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, while the video involving actresses Phindile Gwala and Jessica Nkosi is under probe.

Correctional Services spokesman in Gauteng Ofentse Morwane said: "The department has noted with concern the video footage doing rounds on social media [showing] an offender counting money in a cell." He said the inmate was identified and had been removed from a communal cell to a single cell while investigations continue.

 

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