Police Officer Dismissed By SAPS For Impregnating Inmate

A police officer in the North West has been reportedly dismissed from work for allegedly impregnating a prisoner. It is also alleged that the pregnant inmate was awaiting trial for murder and expected to be sentenced to 30 years in jail. 

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North West Police Spokesperson, Colonel Adele Myburgh, stated that the officer was dismissed during a Departmental Trial in terms of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Discipline Regulations of 2016.

Reports indicated that the pregnant inmate had already been handed a pre-trial charge of 30 years sentence. 

Myburgh said the alleged incident happened in a holding cell at Stilfontein police station in October 2020. 

The inmate was discovered by Correctional Services Centre that she was pregnant in March 2021 and the matter was subsequently reported to SAPS.  

The woman was then brought in from the Rooigrond Correctional Centre to the Stilfontein holding cells, ahead of her court appearance, said Myburgh. 

The police officer was not criminally charged for the incident, the spokesperson added. 

North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, has reportedly said the unethical behaviour, would not be tolerated.

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