Thursday, July 29, 2010
Notorious convict and randy warder enjoy nooky in cells
29-JUL-2010 | MHLABA MEMELA | 37 COMMENTS
THE imprisoned leader of a notorious gang is enjoying nooky in the chookie - thanks to a senior female warder.
Prison authorities at Kokstad maximum prison in KwaZulu-Natal say the randy pair were caught on CCTV camera.
The inmate has a history of escaping from correctional service centres.
The warder, whose name is known to Sowetan, has since been suspended.
The inmate is known for masterminding escapes from prison and is kept at C-Max prison in southern KwaZulu-Natal.
Sowetan has learnt that offenders pay officials up to R1000 in exchange for sexual intercourse.
It's alleged that the female warder had opened the electric control gates to gain access to the inmate's cell after she had allegedly drugged an official operating the cameras.
It's alleged that the camera operator fell asleep after taking the drug and woke up realising the gate was open.
The female warder was noticed inside the offenders' cell and her colleague allegedly pressed the button to lock the gates until the morning.
It is believed that after it was opened in the morning she jumped into her car and sped off.
She was later rescued by her friends while allegedly trying to commit suicide outside the prison.
A senior official at the C-Max prison said the warder had, after leaving the cells, locked herself in her car and attempted to inhale deadly fumes from the engine.
"But she was rushed to hospital and now she is recovering at an undisclosed venue.
"She has not been at work for the past two weeks.
"No one has spoken about the issue because everyone is scared to dent the department's image," the official said.
"Offenders have a lot of money and they establish relationships with officials to assist them to escape or for sexual favours.
"Warders have been partaking in obscene conduct where they flirt with the inmates."
Provincial manager of the Public Servants Association of South Africa, Claude Naiker, said they were aware of the one case in which a female warder was implicated in having indulged in sex with an inmate.
"She has been suspended. The charges are that she was allegedly involved in sexual activities with an inmate," Naiker said.
"We will be presenting the allegations to the warder at a disciplinary hearing. The date has yet to be set."
Prison officials are expected to release an official statement later.
Comments by Sonny
How can female warders be allowed in the men's sections of the prison service?
Or is it Correctional?
Do these 'perks' come with the job nowadays?