The Justice and Correctional Services Department says 26 COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed at the East London correctional centre.
The department says 23 officials and three inmates tested positive for COVID-19.
Deputy minister of justice and correctional services Phathekile Holomisa, says authorities are still awaiting the test results of other inmates.
“We’re still waiting for the results of others but there are some who have tested negative. There are 269 offenders here…”
The Department of Correctional Services launched mass COVID-19 screening at the facility last week after a second female official tested positive for a coronavirus infection.
In other news – Actor Pallance Dladla aka Jabulani Zungu leaves Isibaya
Following a series of exits by other great actors who have left the show, it is alleged that Mr. Dladla has left the show. The exodus of actors in the daily Mzansi Magic drama series, Isibaya, seems to be continuing unabated.