, 2022-09-28 11:30:58,
A St Albans Correctional facility prisoner, in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, is in hot water after his trendy and “flamboyant” images started doing the rounds on social media this week.
In a media statement by the spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services, Singabakho Nxumalo, on Wednesday 27 September, the inmate’s cellphone has been confiscated and an investigation will be launched.
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FASHIONABLE PRISONER’S PHONE CONFISCATED
According to Nxumalo, the prisoner — who was not named — has been moved to a Special Care Unit for the purposes of the investigation.
“The Department of Correctional Services has confiscated a mobile phone used by an inmate to flamboyantly post his image on social media.
“The identified inmate is incarcerated at St Albans Correctional facility in the Eastern Cape Region and he has been moved to a Special Care Unit for the purposes of an investigation and will be formally charged,” Nxumalo said.
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He further emphasised that inmates are not allowed to have phones in prison, saying illegal access and usage is a punishable offence.
The inmate, whose pictures have been circulating on social media, will also be charged for tailoring his uniform to make it more fashionable and
“The said inmate will also face other charges…
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