- A video has gone viral showing several inmates drinking and listening music in a prison cell
- The clip was posted on Twitter on Wednesday and a probe was launched
- Minister of Justice and Correctional Services revealed the prisoners will be moved to a maximum correctional centre
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On Wednesday, Yusuf Abramjee shared a video that caused quite the debate on social media. The clip shows inmates drinking, listening to music and using cellphones in a prison cell.
Abramjee captioned the post:
"More prisoners captured on camera. Video as received."
Take a look at the video below:
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South Africans were left divided on the matter but many were shocked over the good treatment prisoners receive.
Jimmy Ramokgopa, @JimmyRamokgopa, commented:
"Thank you. We await a report on how they were able to have these things in their cells in the first place. Surely someone has to be held accountable. Seems like people are sleeping on the job."
The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, also commented on the video and he assured South Africans the men in the clip have not gone unpunished.
"These offenders appeared before the Disciplinary Committee today. They have been reclassified, meaning they will be transferred to a maximum correctional centre. Their eligibility for parole will also be negatively affected."
It's not the first time the treatment of prisoners have gone viral. Briefly.co.za previously reported a controversial social media post reignited the age-old debate regarding the rights and privileges of prisoners.
The photos were shared by more than one Twitter user, but one post that invoked a strong reaction was shared by Man's Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux). In the photos, prisoners can be seen enjoying a hearty braai with tons of meat on the fire.
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