The 2017 story of a prison guard who committed suicide has resurfaced online in the wake of the Ncome Prison sex scandal involving an inmate and a married prison female officer only identified as MaKhumalo. Family sources and authorities have assured members of the public that the prison officer did not kill herself as alleged by online reports.
The department of correctional services has since announced that it will “take action against a female warden who was caught on video having sex with an inmate at a Ncome prison in KZN”
It is clear that the story below was previously reported in 2017 and is not related to the trending Ncome Correctional Centre bedroom tape scandal which happened in KZN.
JOHANNESBURG – Pictures have emerged on social media where a Losperfontein Correctional Centre prison warder is seen to be intimate with a prison inmate.
The incident has caused the employee to take her own life on Monday morning and a suicide case had been opened.
Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said it is unclear how the pictures were shared and who shared them.
He further stated that in the case of the inmate involved, an investigation is underway to indicate the violations and to recommend sanctions.
“The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has been made aware of images involving an official and inmate, from Losperfontein Correctional Centre, in an intimate position circulating on social media,” Nxumalo said.
“As this is disturbing and strictly prohibited, the department condemns this type of behaviour in the strongest possible terms.
“Whilst DCS was busy investigating this matter, we have since learned with shock that the official allegedly appearing on the images has committed suicide.”
Regional Commissioner Mandla Mkabela has expressed grief and sadness at the incident.
”On behalf of DCS, we want to convey our condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased official,” said Mkabela.
“We have dispatched a team of senior managers and our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) specialists to provide necessary support.”