He added that prisoners who are found in possession of mobile phones are charged under Section 23 (1) of the Correctional Services Act No. 111 of 1998.
They are then reprimanded accordingly, a process that may involve withdrawal of privileges for a set period, reclassification (downgrading) and other punitive measures. DCS works to achieve contraband-free statuses, and then various measures are used by removing all illegal items in our centers,” Nxumalo said.
In October 2021, Justice Ramarumu Munama of the Supreme Court sitting in Palm Ridge Ndlovu received six life sentences for killing six of his relatives in order to profit from insurance claims totaling R1.4 million. She was also found guilty of attempted murder, fraud and defeat of justice.
Monama found Ndlovu guilty of the murders of Madala Homo, 2, Audrey Ndlovu, 3, Hangwani Mabasa, 9, Zanele Mutha, 10, Maini Mashaba and Brilliant Mashigo.
Ndlovu was framed by an alleged hitman while plotting the murders of her sister, her sister’s children, and her elderly mother.
She is expected to return to court this week to face charges of plotting to kill her colleague’s husband.
Allegedly, Ndlovu was assisting her former colleague in the police, Nomsa Mudaw, to arrange hitmen to kill Muddu’s husband.
They allegedly offered the killers R80,000 for the job and promised to pay R70,000 after insurance payouts were paid.
The killers allegedly informed Modau’s husband, Judge Modau, of the plot to kill him.
Muda reportedly wanted her husband dead because he was a problem and was cheating on her.
Justice later opened a case against his then-wife Wondlovu, and the couple were arrested.