- The Johannesburg Correctional Services Centre is better known as "Sun City", but it's a jail not a resort
- Convicted racist, Vicki Momberg will serve her 2 year sentence at the jail, where she will be subject to regulations and a regimented existence
- Momberg was convicted of racism and handed a 3 year sentence, with 1 year suspended and ordered to pay R100 000 to the policeman she verbally abused
Vicki Momberg will spend the next two years at the Johannesburg Correctional Services Centre‚ better known as Sun City.
The 49-year-old real estate agent was handed a three-year sentence by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday. One year was suspended on condition that she is not found guilty of a similar crime within the next three years.
Spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services, Singabakho Nxumalo, said the prison had both communal and single cells.
“Single cells are normally assigned to inmates involved in a number of activities such as studying or those with special needs. This will mean that allocation of cells is not done or determined by the crime committed‚” Nxumalo said.
Briefly.co.za learned in the prison environment prisoners are kept to a strict schedule.
“The lights are switched on at 5.30am in the morning then unlock will resume at 06.00. Inmates are then counted and served with breakfast‚” Nxumalo said.
“Once breakfast is served‚ inmates will then engage in their daily rehabilitation activities.”
The Equality Court had ordered Momberg to undergo sensitivity training, so this will likely take place in the mornings before lunch.
“Lunch is served at midday while dinner is served at 4pm. Inmates are also allowed to engage in recreational activities and one hour of physical exercise. Cells are locked at 5pm daily‚” Nxumalo said.
On the menu for breakfast was cereal with milk and sugar or bread with margarine and a spread along with some tea or coffee.
Lunch is usually bread with margarine and a spread again‚ along with a fruit drink or soup.
Nxumalo said dinner was usually a type of meat‚ starch and two veggies and another tea or coffee.
The facility harbours criminals of all sorts, but Momberg will be the first prisoner who is there for being racist.
Momberg was found guilty of crimen injuria after she went on a racist rant‚ using the k-word over 48 times when black officers and 10111 operators tried to assist her after she had been a victim of a smash-and-grab one evening.
Her case was first heard in the Equality Court where Momberg was ordered to pay a R100‚000 fine to a policeman she had verbally abused.
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