Parly welcomes prison officer’s dismissal
Cape Town - The dismissal earlier this week of a correctional officer, who was filmed having sex with a policewoman in a prison hospital, was welcomed by Parliament's correctional services portfolio committee on Thursday.
"We are happy with the decision to dismiss the officer, and we commend the speedy way in which the case was handled," committee chairperson Vincent Smith said in a statement.
On August 15, footage of the correctional officer having sex with the policewoman was published by the Sowetan newspaper. The pair, both in uniform, were on duty and supposed to be guarding a prisoner at the hospital at the time.
The pictures caused embarrassment to both the department of correctional services and the police.
According to the Sowetan, the correctional officer filmed the encounter himself.
The correctional officer was suspended by the department and subsequently fired on Tuesday this week, after a disciplinary hearing.