Cape Town, 02 February 2015 - WC Regional Correctional Services Commissioner Delekile Klaas says officers have shown bravery and dedication in the face of recent prison warder attacks.
CAPE TOWN - The Correctional Services department has honoured its staff in the Western Cape who have gone above and beyond the call of duty over the past year.
The Excellence Awards are in recognition of those who dedicate their lives to the service,especially those who came under attack from their charges over the past year.
Despite the recent brutal stabbing attack on prison warders at Drakenstein Prison, the Regional Commissioner says morale remains high.
Five warders sustained serious injuries, four minor wounds and the other was not injured.
All are back at work.
WC Regional Commissioner Correctional Services Delekile Klaas said security measures will be improved at its facilities.
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