CAPE TOWN – Eastern Cape prison authorities say a cellphone detection system will soon be installed at the prison where murdered teacher Jayde Panayiotou‘s alleged killers are being held.
It emerged last week that the man who allegedly shot Jayde had access to social networking site Facebook while behind bars.
Christopher, who allegedly orchestrated her killing, is being held at the same prison in Port Elizabeth.
Eastern Cape Correctional Services spokesperson Zama Feni says the cellphone detection system has been piloted at Mthatha Prison.
“The system functions well and we are able to detect the location of the phones within the facility we go straight there and we find the phone.”
Feni says the next stop is St Albans prison in Port Elizabeth, where he says cellphone smuggling is a huge problem.
The alleged hitman in Jayde’s murder has been placed in a single cell after being suspected of perusing Facebook.
(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)