The Department of Correctional Services is said to be “appalled” and is taking strong action against one of its officials after a video doing its rounds on social media showed a prison officer allegedly having sex with an inmate.
Both the prison officer and inmate are reportedly from the Ncome Correctional Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.
In a statement made yesterday, the department said, “Sexual activities between inmates and Correctional officials are shameful incidents that can never be ascribed to what is expected of our officials.
“The official 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.”
The department further stated, “Correctional Services officials are expected to abide by a code of conduct, and despicable acts of sexual activities with inmates shall never be tolerated.”
The department has also appealed to those in possession of the video to refrain from disseminating it.