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eMalahleni prison warden’s bail extended

The prison warden allegedly had substances believed to be drugs stuffed in his pockets.

The prison warden suspected of being in possession of drugs at Paxton Correctional Centre is still out on bail.

His bail was extended for a week and he was warned to be in court again on November 27.

The man appeared in court on Monday, November 20 after he was arrested last week when substances believed to be drugs were allegedly found in his pockets.

“The 58-year-old man allegedly had 93 tables and three sachets estimated at R15 000 on street value in his pocket,” said provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala.

His supervisor became suspicious when he noticed that the warden’s pockets were full when he visited the main gate where the warden was working.

The supervisor searched the man’s pockets and arrested him when he allegedly found the substances.

He was later released on R3 000 bail at the police station.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela commended the vigilance displayed by the supervisor.

“We cannot allow our own to corrupt inmates who are receiving correctional assistance,” added the general.

 


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