Fate of drink­ing war­dens known soon

Cape Times - - PAGE 2 - Okuhle Hlati

THE Western Cape Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices Depart­ment will soon re­lease a re­port into a probe in­volv­ing sev­eral off-duty ju­nior war­dens from Ge­orge cap­tured al­legedly drink­ing al­co­hol while in uni­form.

A video and images did the rounds on so­cial me­dia last week show­ing the war­dens in a park­ing area, some with glasses of wine.

The in­ci­dent ap­par­ently hap­pened some­time last month.

Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices Re­gional Com­mis­sioner Delek­ile Klaas said he was wait­ing for all the facts but drink­ing while in uni­form was some­thing they didn’t en­cour­age.

“We view the al­le­ga­tions in a se­ri­ous light hence there is an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion. We are com­mit­ted to up­hold­ing the high­est se­cu­rity stand­ing, es­pe­cially among our cor­rec­tional of­fi­cials, but we do not want to pre-empt any­thing. I might be given all the facts on Mon­day (to­day) and once I have seen them the re­port, which will also in­di­cate a step for­ward, will be re­leased in the week,” Klaas said.

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