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Correctional ServicesThe Citizen reports that the department of justice and correctional services confirmed on Friday in a statement that an inmate had been charged for the murder of an official at the Leeuwkop correctional centre in Tshwane.

Eunice Moloko died on Tuesday while on duty at Leeuwkop’s Covid-19 isolation site. Her body was discovered on the floor with her jacket covered with blood. Details surrounding the murder are still sketchy and are part of the police investigation. The department announced the arrest on Friday following a visit to the facility by the Deputy Minister Nkosi Holomisa. He described Moloko’s brutal murder as a sad incident, especially in the month when the country was celebrating women. He also said that the tragic incident sent shockwaves through the department. While investigations continue, Holomisa said that they were also looking at the facility’s management to understand if there had been any case of negligence from their side. “Should investigations reveal that there was negligence on the part of management in the centre, the department will not hesitate to take tough action against anyone implicated,” Holomisa said. Moloko worked at correctional services for 23 years.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Siyanda Ndlovu at The Citizen

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