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southafricalogoSowetanLive reports that a cellphone seized from an inmate at the Baviaanspoort correctional services centre has revealed how two prison warders were behind illegal activities at the facility.  

Two warders at the centre just outside Pretoria were suspended at the weekend after WhatsApp and text messages were found on an inmate's cellphone.  The inmate was apparently instructed by the two warders to move drugs and money inside the prison.  An insider at the correctional facility told Sowetan that the two warders were suspended after a routine search of inmates led to the discovery of a cellphone.  "WhatsApp messages and text messages on the device revealed that two warders were in communication with him and giving him instructions of illegal activities inside the prison," the insider indicated.  The officers were apparently then served with suspension letters and suspended with immediate effect.  Correctional services department spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the matter was under investigation.  Offenders are not allowed to have cellphones in their possession.

  • Read the full original of the above report by Promise Marupeng at SowetanLive

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