People around the world are reacting to a leaked video showing a female officer of the South African Correctional Service having sex with an inmate of the KwaZulu-Natal facility where she is posted.
The couple were caught on camera caressing, kissing and fondling before engaging in a full-blown sex.
Investigations carried out by onitshagra.com show that the moment was captured by secret cameras installed in different parts of the facility around January 2021 after the authorities suspected that contraband items were being smuggled into the correctional facility.
A statement released by the organization through its spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo, confirmed the incident and condemned the scandalous act in strong terms, describing it as embarrassing and appalling and assured that the female officer involved will be disciplined accordingly.
The statement reads,
“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. Disciplinary measures have also been instituted against the inmate. Despicable acts of sexual activities with inmates shall never be tolerated.”