Last month a video of a prison official getting intimate with a prison inmate went viral on social media. Now the police officer in the video and her colleague who allowed her office to be used for s_exual activities were both fired.
The officials from KwaZuluNatal’s Ncome Correctional Facility were dismissed after an investigation into a s_ex video involving the prison official and an inmate.
Singabakho Nxumalo, who is the Spokesperson in the Correctional Services Department said the inmate involved in the act has been reclassified into maximum category.
Nxumalo added: “The inmate involved was not spared any mercy as he has been reclassified into Maximum category, he lost privileges and has been moved to another facility.”
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) said such acts and other forms of s_exual attachment or illicit romance between prison officials and inmates can never be allowed or even tolerated.
“The code of conduct is explicit and those found to have breached it will face the consequences. DCS will not hesitate to act against any form of transgressions. Ideal correctional officials must be exemplary not only to inmates, but to the broader general society,” the department said.