- Maluleka is sitting in prison awaiting his trial on a number of serious crimes
- Due to an attack on his life, he was moved to a single cell where he is apparently living the life
- Reposts of flat screen TV's, fast foods and smartphones; have been seen in his possession behind bars
Awaiting trial, Samuel Maluleka, Team Volt SA and member of the flashy Pretoria gang, has apparently been living large at Kgosi Mampuru 11 Correctional Centre in Pretoria.
Maluleka also known as Al Capone, according to a reliable source for Sowetan, reports that Maluleka wears designer clothes and is cheered by warders and inmates whenever he steps out of his cell.
Briefly.co.za learnt that it has been reported by a police source close to Maluleka’s case and his day-to-day living, that two cell phones were confiscated from him in the past but he has obtained another.
"First an iPhone was taken from him after [the investigating team] was alerted that he was posting on Facebook. A week later he had a Samsung Note 7 which was also taken away but now he has the latest Nokia," the source close to the investigation said yesterday.
After receiving a threat on his life, Maluleka is spending his days in a single cell watching TV on a plasma television set. He even has access to a smartphone, posting messages on social media all this while in prison.
Maluleka even enjoys the privilege of not eating prison food. This 37 year old has the freedom of ordering takeaways and his food is even delivered personally to him by the prison warders.
This occurrence apparently, according to a Correctional Services employee, is common. Warders buy takeaway meals and then deliver to the inmates for a fee.
Maluleka’s latest Facebook post appeared last week Saturday sent from in his cell. He shared a video posted by an alternative user. Earlier that same day another post was shared this time it was a photo of himself on a motorbike which he posted in May 2014.
A picture of Michael Jackson was shared by Maluleka on Friday night at approximately 22h30. This was also posted by another user.
The accounts/posts have since been removed.
Singabakho Nxumalo, Departmental spokesman, did confirm Maluleka does indeed have a TV in his cell. Permission was granted after Maluleka applied for permission to obtain a TV.
There has recently been another threat assessment and according to Nxumale, Maluleka has recently been moved to the communal cells.
Takeaways are not allowed in correctional centres. Nxumalo commented that there is no proof that Maluleka has in actual fact been ordering takeaways.
Arrested in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, Maluleka had, on social media, posted pictures and videos of himself bragging with wads of cash.
Police found and confiscated a Z88 pistol and 15 rounds of ammunition, during his arrest.
Charges against Maluleka include armed robbery, possession of suspected hijacked vehicle and hijacking.
The case against Maluleka will resume in August, in the North Gauteng High Court.
Maluleka stood before the Nebo Magistrate’s Court in Groblerdal, Limpopo yesterday. Facing a number of criminal charges for escaping from police custody, armed robbery, possession of unlicensed firearm and suspected stolen vehicle.
The case was postponed to June 13 to set a trial date.
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