Probe into death of Leeuwkop prison warder under way

Her body was found on the floor with her jacket covered in blood at the Medium A, COVID-19 Isolation Site, where she was based.

FILE: Leeuwkop Correctional Centre in Johannesburg was raided by Correctional Services officials on 27 December 2018. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/Eyewitness News.

CAPE TOWN - An investigation is under way after a prison warder was found dead at a Johannesburg prison.

The Department of Correctional Services on Wednesday said it was utterly saddened and broken by the death of the 50-year-old at Leeuwkop Correctional Centre on Tuesday night.

Her body was found on the floor with her jacket covered in blood at the Medium A COVID-19 Isolation Site, where she was based.

Department spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said: “An investigation has been launched and will move with the necessary speed so as to ascertain the cause of death and bring perpetrators of this criminal act to book."

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