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Prison Warden Granted R3000 Bail After Being Arrested For ‘Smuggling’ Drugs

A shocking incident unfolded at Paxton Correctional Centre in Witbank when a 58-year-old prison warden, Nala Abraham Fenyane, was arrested for drug possession.

The warden was apprehended with a significant quantity of substances believed to be drugs, including 93 tablets and three sachets, with an estimated street value of R15,000.

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The arrest took place when Fenyane’s supervisor unexpectedly visited him at the facility’s main gate. The supervisor’s suspicion was aroused upon observing the warden’s bag, which was fully loaded.

After promptly conducting a preliminary investigation, the supervisor made the decision to arrest Fenyane on the spot.

After being taken into custody, Fenyane was released on R3,000 bail at the local police station. He has been ordered to appear in Emalahleni Magistrate’s Court on Monday, November 20, 2023.

His bail has been extended, and he is expected to make his second appearance on Monday, November 27, 2023.

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

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In a statement, she emphasized the importance of not allowing corruption to infiltrate correctional facilities, stating, “We cannot allow our own corrupt inmates who are receiving correctional assistance.”

This incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing challenges faced by law enforcement in maintaining the integrity of correctional facilities. It highlights the need for continued vigilance and thorough monitoring to ensure the safety and rehabilitation of inmates.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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