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The newly-appointed Correctional Services Minister, Pieter Groenewald, is pushing for jails in South Africa to produce their own food, aiming to significantly reduce taxpayer expenses. Mzansi could not help but be left impressed at his decision and are applauding him all over social media.

Correctional Services Minister Pieter Groenewald pushes for jails to be self-sustaining

Following his appointment, which was welcomed by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru), President Cyril Ramaphosa announced an expanded national executive. Groenewald clarified in a recent interview that his focus is on financial prudence rather than advocating for hard labour for inmates.

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“I believe it’s imperative for correctional facilities to utilize their agricultural lands to produce food internally. This approach not only saves taxpayer money but also enhances sustainability,” Groenewald stated.

Ramaphosa’s restructuring separated the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development from the newly formed Ministry of Correctional Services, with Groenewald at its helm and Lindiwe Ntshalintshali appointed as Deputy Minister.

Mzansi Reacts To the Minister’s Decision

After Minister Groenewald’s decision was shared on social media, opinions started flowing. Many people applauded the minister for his decision to save tax payers money by making correctional services self-sustaining.

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Below are some of the comments from social media users:


Instead of sitting locked up all day, they must grow their own food… Teaches them not to steal or entitlement over other things but to plant and grow own food. Very key.
We hate whites, but they know their story, and next elections we shall all vote for DA
Slowly this country will accept that white people have management skills than blacks … the country last made serious development during apartheid government

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