South African authorities are embarrassed as strippers perform in a prison.
In a prison in South Africa known as Sun City in Johannesburg, strippers entertained inmates as part of an "official event." Photos of this event circulated soon enough on social media.
Scantily dressed women in thigh high boots were seen grinding with inmates. The Telegraph describes it as a "steamy strip show."
The strip event was confirmed today Monday, June 26, 2017. The scandal has led to a full-blown investigation.
"We can never tolerate what we have seen on the social media since Saturday," said James Smalberger, the acting national correctional services commissioner.
"The form of entertainment as depicted on social media was not approved as it was not in line with the Department of Correctional Services' policies and procedures, which are clear in terms of appropriate clothing behaviour when inside a correctional environment" he also said.
The striptease took place on June 21, 2017, and photos started circulating shortly after. It was meant to be a part of a "rehabilitation project" to commemorate Youth Day in South Africa. In 1976, a dozen pupils when gunned down by the police during a protest.
Six items were approved for the event except for the strippers.
"It is not acceptable for female persons to appear like that in front of offenders. The management of the event should have never allowed, and immediately halted, this type of explicit entertainment, as pronounced by our policies. Therefore, there was a clear breach of the security plan that was provided for the event as well as other relevant policies and procedures" Smallberger also said.