Department furious after officer caught on camera drunk

Johannesburg- The conduct of a Correction Services officer which was caught on cellphone video camera drunk while in uniform has angered the department, an officer said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said, “The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is aware of a video depicting a drunk official in DCS uniform circulating on social media. The department is deeply appalled and aggrieved by this video,”

“A conduct of this nature can never be allowed in DCS, hence an urgent investigation has been instituted.”

In the video the visibly intoxicated officer is awaken from his sleep by what seems to be his supervisor at DCS. The officer struggles to stand still and he does it sound coherent. When the supervisor asks for his firearm, the officer checks his holster but realizes he does it know where he placed it.

Nxumalo explained the conduct expected from a Correction Services officer, “The service delivery charter clearly defines what is expected of a correctional official, and how one ought to behave in the line of duty,”

“The mandate of the Department of Correctional Services is to contribute towards a just, peaceful and safer South Africa, and that demands that our officials must maintain a sound state of mind and be professional in performing their duties.

“This matter will be fully investigated and the department condemns this type of behaviour in the strongest possible terms.”

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