(S.Afr. prison) a prisoner.
|Bandiet 8: An Afrikaans word [...] no longer in official use because considered derogatory. Unofficially – i.e. in common use throughout South African jails – a prisoner is called a bandiet. Plural bandiete.|
|Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg) 29 sept. [Internet] One-time bandiet Carl Niehaus, now parliamentary boss of his former jailers [is] admirably rel;axed as the 40-odd bandiete arrive.|
|Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg) 24 Apr. [Internet] One day another bandiet grabbed R40 I got from my relatives.|