- Over 100 prison officials have been fired after they were found working with inmates and smuggling in contraband
- The Correctional Services Department had to fire the officials for their misconduct
- This news was made public after a surprise raid at the Leeuwkop Correctional Centre in Bryanston
The Correctional Services Department had to let go more than 100 prison officials for smuggling in contraband and working with prison inmates at the Leeuwkop Correctional Centre.
This came to light during a recent surprise raid at the Bryanston prison on the 27th of December.
EWN reported that Thabang Makwetla, the Deputy Correctional Services Minister, revealed the figure after the raid.
An operation, named Operation Vala, was about finding and seizing contraband, as well as about finding officials who are part of the smuggling.
Many times and last time I gave the stats that in this financial year about 192 members of this department were dismissed. And I gave the stats of those who were suspended. There are no incidents where we become unaware of that management can keep a blind eye on.
Briefly.co.za gathered that among the contraband that was confiscated was SIM cards, weed, cellphones and money.
The minister says they won't rest until all South African prisons have been cleaned up and smuggled goods gotten rid of.
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