Everyone today is talking about the video that surfaced online showing a female correctional service officer having fun with a male prisoner at Ncome correctional facility.
The video breaks all protocols of prisoner privilege and has highlighted the lax rules and regulations at prisons across South Africa.
This is however not the first time such a video has emerged and we are subjected to some content almost every year with some hidden camera video shot with men of the uniform.
The Department of Correctional Services said it was embarrassed after a video was circulated online showing a female officer engaging in s-xual intercourse with an inmate.
“A video with flustering scenes of alleged s3xual 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,” departmental spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said in a statement.
A few years ago, a video of a correctional officer and a policeman was leaked after they met at a hospital while guarding a prisoner. The two were seen locked up in a room and continued to do the deed.
The clip has been shared particularly on Twitter, with some social media users noting that the female warder could have been blackmailed by the inmate, who is seen positioning a recording device moments before the two start kissing.
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.
“The aim of the scanners in question is a threat detection solution which combines ultra-low radiation with maximum visibility, therefore addressing the challenges of smuggling of contraband i.e. cell phones and drugs among others,” Lamola said.
“It will detect any hidden metals, weapons and drugs in a body of a person. The scanner will be able to search all body cavities without compromising the privacy of individuals and reduce the time taken to manually search inmates, officials and visitors.“