KwaZulu-Natal regional commissioner for the department of correctional services Mr Mnikelwa Nxele who was suspended because he was implicated at the Zondo Commission for allegedly taking monthly bribes of about57,000 rands for hius influence has been dismissed. The correctional service have on tuesday confirmed the dismissal of the commissioner through its spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo.

Relating to the dismissal, Nxumalo said the the decision to fire the regional commissioner was the result of an internal disciplinary process and not as a result of the allegations placed before the commission by former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi in January this year, although his suspension coincided with the revelations. Mnikelwa Nxele had been informed of his dismissal.

The spokesperson  said “Key at this stage is to ensure that the department continues to execute its functions unhindered, as Mr James Smallberger will continue to act as the regional commissioner.”

Arthur Fraserthe national commissioner of correctional services will be at the prison for a “community corrections national indaba” that will address the social reintegration of ex offenders, among other issues; he is expected to address the dismissal of Nxele at Durban’s Westville prison later today.

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