Department of Correctional Services in South Africa has stated that it is embarassed with viral videos of a female warder who was caught having sex with an inmate in one of the offices at the prison in KwaZulu-Natal.
Inside the video which has gone viral on social media, the female warder can be seen passionately kissing the inmate in what looks like an office inside the prison before they got half naked and also got into the act.
Confirming the authenticity of the video, the public relations officer in the department, Singabakho Nxumalo said the flustering scenes of alleged sexual activity between an official and an inmate at the Ncome Correctional Centrehas left the agency appalled, embarrassed and gutted.
He said in a statement;
“A video with flustering scenes of alleged sexual activity between an official and an inmate at the Ncome Correctional Centre, KwaZulu-Natal Region, has left the Department of Correctional Services appalled, embarrassed and gutted.
“Sexual activities between inmates and correctional officials are shameful incidents that can never be ascribed to what is expected of our officials.
“Correctional officials are expected to abide by a code of conduct, and despicable acts of sexual activities with inmates shall never be tolerated.”
Nxumalo further revealed that the female warder involved has been identified and she will be subjected to a disciplinary process with immediate effect.
“Disciplinary measures have also been instituted against the inmate. Despicable acts of sexual activities with inmates shall never be tolerated.”
In January, the department of correctional services said it was installing body scanners at identified correctional facilities within six management areas in an effort to clamp down on the smuggling of contraband into prisons.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola said the body scanners were introduced after an official was caught at St Albans Correctional Centre in the Eastern Cape trying to smuggle contraband.