A tour of the Ermelo Correctional Services Centre

Mr Elmon Nkuna (Department of Correctional Services) addresses members of the media inside one of the holding cells at the Ermelo Correctional Centre.

Members of the media and officials from Gert Sibande District Municipality (GSDM) were treated to a tour of the Ermelo Correctional Services Centre on Wednesday, 30 May.

This was part of the Department of Correctional Services and GSDM’s plan to introduce a working relationship with media houses, to educate them about how the facility is run and what occurs daily at the centre.

Drugs and illegal substances that were confiscated from inmates at the Ermelo Correctional Centre.

The tour consisted of visits to various departments inside the centre, from the kitchens to the holding cells.

The group was shown how the inmates go about their day from beginning to end.

The highlight was the contraband room where various man-made weapons and items that were confiscated from inmates by prison officials are stored.

These ranged from illegal substances to cell phones and sharp objects that could be used to cause harm.

The tour proceeded to the GSDM offices where musical groups from the Ermelo Correctional Service Centre entertained the attendees.

A member of the Mayoral Committee for Special Projects, Ms Busi Sekhonde (right), stands inside one of the holding cells during the media tour at the Ermelo Correctional Centre.

Some of the cell phones, which are regarded as contrabands, that were confiscated from inmates at the Ermelo Correctional Centre.

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Amanda Mthembu
Journalist

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