Rosemary’s not the only one who slays in jail

Everson Luhanga

It’s not a makeover, it’s a start-over and it’s normal to have inmates slaying in prison if they can afford it.

So says Correctional Services.

Scrolla.Africa asked the question after convicted serial killer Rosemary Ndlovu came to the Kempton Magistrate’s Court glamorously dressed with a killer hairstyle and makeup on the flick.

Many wondered if she was in jail or on vacation at some fancy island to sport such a makeover.

One social media user commented on Ndlovu’s new looks that “jail should be used to transform people, but Rosemary transformed in the wrong department. She should come out of that place a changed woman, without thinking of killing her family members which she was convicted for.

“But she has come out a beautiful girl slaying beautifully.”


Department of Correctional Services national spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said there are salons and gyms in prisons.

“The hair salons are for skills development purposes. It is not about generating income.

“Hairpieces are sold in the kiosks should inmates prefer to utilise them for their hair styling.”

Even some people from outside make use of the jail salons.

“Inmates are encouraged to look after themselves, stay healthy, and be positive. Hence, we also have gymnasiums in some of our centres,” said Nxumalo.

There are guys building six-packs while preparing to slay on the outside – hopefully just with their looks.

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