Investigation by the South African social media police has revealed that the couple filmed having sex on camera at a KwaZulu-Natal correctional facility are not married couple.
According to local media, the police spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo, said: “It is not true that the inmate and official are married.”
He also rubbished the rumours that the inmate had killed himself.
He stated that the official has faced disciplinary action and has since been issued a letter of suspension to suspend him from all official duties.
Nxumalo expressed that the department was appalled, embarrassed and gutted by the video.
He said the video, which had gone viral on social media, was recorded at the Ncome Correctional Centre in KZN.
He explained:”Sexual activities between inmates and correctional officials are shameful incidents that can never be ascribed to what is expected of our officials.”
It is unclear if any action will be taken against the prisoner, but the department has cautioned the public to refrain from further sharing the video on social media.
Meanwhile, the South African government has promised to install body scanners at six correctional centres across the country in a bid to clamp down on the smuggling of contraband items into prison.
The message was issued by Minister Ronald Lamola, who also said that there had been 181 cases of smuggling contraband in the past 12 months across the country.
He continued that Gauteng led with 121 cases, followed by Eastern Cape with 17 cases, KwaZulu-Natal 14, Western Cape 13, Limpopo and Mpumalanga nine, Free State and Northern Cape seven.
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— Mzanzi Trendz (@MzanziTrendz) March 17, 2021