13 Correctional Services officials face action over stripper scandal

Acting Commissioner James Smalberger says the department condemns the breach of security and an investigation is under way.

Acting Correctional Services Commissioner James Smalberger addresses the media. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Correctional Services Department is now giving its response to pictures that have been widely circulated showing strippers entertaining convicts inside the Johannesburg Prison.

Acting Commissioner James Smalberger says the department condemns the breach of security and an investigation is under way.

In the explicit photos, three scantily clad strippers can be seen surrounding an inmate who appears to be getting ready to take off his trousers.

Smal confirmed that 13 officials have been identified in connection with the security breach and have been served with letters contemplating their suspension.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)