- Prison warder takes her own life
- The officer allegedly had a romantic affair with convict
- The prohibited affair leaked and photos of the two lovebirds went viral
A Losperfontein prison warder has ended her own life after details of her intimate secret affair with convict leaked and photos of the two lovebirds went viral on social media.
It has not been established how the intimate photos ended on Facebook, but the prison’s spokesperson says investigation into the otherwise illegal conduct is on-going .
“The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is aware of images involving an official and inmate from Losperfontein Correctional Centre. We are looking into it,” says Singabakho Nxumalo, spokesperson of South Africa Correctional Services.
According to Nxumalo, the Service does not condone an affair between a prison officer and prisoner. The behavior is strictly prohibited.
Diseased officer’s colleagues and friends have expressed their condolences.
The Service has provided support for the late officer's grieving family as investigation into the circumstances under which she died.
Prison warder takes her own life after relationship with inmate exposed