The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has axed two officials from Ncome Correctional Facility in KwaZulu-Natal following a sex video involving a female warden and a bandiet which went viral on social media in March.
Correctional services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the woman in the video and her colleague “who allowed her office to be used for the sexual act” were both dismissed.
“This outcome emanates from a disciplinary process which was instituted following the unfortunate incident.
“The inmate involved was also not spared any mercy as he has been reclassified into maximum category, he lost privileges and has been moved to another facility,” Nxumalo said.
“As the DCS had assured the nation in March 2021 that it was probing the matter, it needed to move with speed, following the prescribed processes in ensuring that the incident was investigated fully and appropriate corrective measures taken.”
Nxumalo emphasised that sexual relations and “illicit romance” between correctional services officials and inmates would never be tolerated.
“The Department of Correctional Services will want to reiterate that coitus acts and other forms of sexual attachment or illicit romance between officials and inmates can never be allowed nor tolerated.
“The code of conduct is explicit to this regard and those found to have breached this barrier shall face the consequences,” Nxumalo said.