Many South Africans took to social media to debate the concern that taxpayers’ money is spent on feeding prisoners regardless of the severity of their crimes.
A man tweeted, “We live in a world where you pay tax to feed someone in jail who raped your daughter”.
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Other users soon added their opinions about whether or not it was reasonable to spend tax on prisoners and what other services prisoners can access with no financial costs, Briefly.co.za found.
Some users acknowledged it was a sad reality and that it only makes sense because prisoners “can’t buy groceries”.
Another user questioned why people were concerned about this, because it would be worse to live in a society that would let them starve to death.
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