Saturday, August 26, 2006

Yengeni moved to Malmesbury Prison


By Chanel September

Former ANC chief whip Tony Yengeni has been moved from the overcrowded Pollsmoor Prison, hours after he reported there to serve his jail term, to the more modern Malmesbury Prison.

Ministry spokesperson Luphumzo Kebeni told the Saturday Star that prisoners who were not convicted of violent crime could request a transfer "subject to an assessment of the prisoner, accommodation and rehabilitation programme".

Kebeni denied that Yengeni had been given a special lunch and dessert. Correctional Services Minister Ngconde Balfour and prison officials have said that he will be treated as an inmate like any other.

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