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southafricalogoThe Citizen reports that the Department of Correctional Service (DCS) said it was appalled by a video of a “plastered” officer found sleeping on duty with a misplaced firearm.  

A video of the officer surfaced on Wednesday showing the DCS officer sleeping behind his jacket while on the job.  An official who is believed to be his senior wakes up the officer, only to find him intoxicated.  The officer refers to the official as “Meneer” and tells him that he is fine.  When asked if he was fit for duty, the officer is adamant he is fine.  The official then relieves the officer, only to notice the officer’s firearm is missing.  The officer continues to say the firearm is there, pointing to the table as he searches.  The DCS confirmed that it was aware of the video and said it was investigating.  It added that it “appalled and aggrieved by the video.”  

  • Read this report by Gopolang Chawane and view the video at The Citizen


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