A video has surfaced of bandiete in Goodwood Prison living their best lives, listening to music and smoking drugs in their cell.
The video, which went viral in less than three hours, was posted on the Cape Flats Stories Facebook page on Sunday and by Monday afternoon had over 120 000 views, over 3 000 shares and almost 400 comments.
In the almost three-minute long video, one inmate can be seen smoking tik, while another next to him is busy making up a tik lolly.
Loud music can be heard klopping in the background as the men chat and laugh while lamming on their beds.
The video zooms in on a kaalbors man who is tikking.
He has a pair of earphones around his neck, and exhales the smoke from the tik lolly into the camera.
The camera pans right to another four men, and the person filming says: “ Aouw, pagamisa, getuig hulle. Lang lyn.”
One man makes the 27s gang sign with his fingers in reply.
As the camera moves, it shows the rest of the large cell, and other inmates can be seen in the background, walking or sitting around.
JOLLY TIME: Goodwood Prison inmates smoking tik and klopping music
Another bandiet, also kaalbors and wearing a white cap, can be seen smoking tik too.
The video then shows the first smoker, sitting openly with a white cellphone, pretending to make a call and dancing to a jol remix of the song Like I’m Gonna Lose You by Meghan Trainor and John Legend.
The man making tik pakkies is then identified as “Tips’’ and waving a pakkie about, he says: “ Enige een wat die video can fotchaa, skangaga gee my ‘n honderd rand.”
The person filming replies: “ Op ‘n Saterdag middag, niekanjani ouens vannie drie kamp.”
He then gives a full view of the cell from the top of a bed and the drug ecstasy is shown to the camera and the person filming says: “Vanaand is dit ‘* watter party? ‘ n Mal huis party. Hosh doort.”
The Daily Voice contacted the Department of Correctional Services for comment but they did not respond to queries by time of print.
However, an official working at Goodwood Prison
confirmed the video was recorded there.