Allegations that Marthinus Pelser, 22, who is facing a charge of murder after the death of his six-month-old son, has access to a cellphone inside the Krugersdorp Correctional Facility, have yet to disproven.
Correctional services department spokesperson Linda de Klerk initially said having access to a cellphone was a serious offence, and that she would initiate an immediate investigation, Roodepoort Record reported.
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She has yet to provide feedback on whether the incident has been investigated, and if so, what the findings are.
Honeydew police spokesperson also informed the investigating officer of the allegations. He has approached the facility requesting an investigation, but it is unclear whether they have responded to the request.
The allegations, which surfaced on August 5, are supported by a screengrab that makes it clear someone was posting from Pelser’s Facebook account during the early morning hours of August 1. He has been in custody since June 15 following the death of his son, Deon, on June 11. Pelser was on the run for five days before he was arrested.
Pelser is to appear in the Roodepoort Regional Court again on August 31.
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– Caxton News Service