Lol! The trend of flaunting hard cash on social media seems to have made its way into a South African prison.
The Department of Correctional Services is investigating a security breach after a video of an inmate counting money in a cell went viral.
In the video‚ the inmate can be heard saying the R100 banknotes amount to R2 700 – “I am eating money my brother. I am not playing,” the offender tells his fellow inmate as he continued to count the notes.
The Correctional Services spokesman in Gauteng, Ofentse Morwane, said: “The department has noted with concern the video footage doing rounds on social media [showing] an offender counting money in a cell.”
He said the inmate had been identified and removed from a communal cell to a single cell while investigations continued.
The video has since grabbed attention of the prison bosses and they are not happy. The inmates are not allowed be in possession of cash under the prison’s policy.
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