South Africa prison authorities apologise after scantily-clad women entertain inmates

South Africa prison authorities apologise after scantily-clad women entertain inmates

South Africa prison authorities apologise after scantily-clad women entertain inmates

OFFICIALS WORKING for a South African correctional facility arranged for a troupe of strippers to come and see inmates at Sun City prison last Wednesday, during their annual Youth Month programme of events.

"At Johannesburg Prison there was an internal event organised for inmates to celebrate Youth Month‚" Gauteng correctional services spokesman Ofentse Morwane earlier told local media outlet Times Live.

He went on to say that 13 officers will be suspended as a result of the incident.

He condemned the incident with contempt, adding that the department wanted to make it clear that it would leave no stone unturned in dealing with the matter. The management of the event should have never allowed, and immediately halted, this type of explicit entertainment, as pronounced by our policies.

At least 13 officials now face suspension over the "strip" show.

"On behalf of the Correctional Services, we want to apologise to the citizens of South Africa", said Smalberger.

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"We can never tolerate what we have seen on the social media since Saturday", said James Smalberger, the acting national correctional services commissioner.

The department added there was a "clear" breach of security plans approved for the event, but some officials obviously chose to go against them.

Six items were approved for the event except for the strippers.

The department said rehabilitation initiatives of entertainment were often held for the inmates.

Smalberger said speculation regarding the reason behind the incident would not be dismissed and would form part of investigations.

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