The department of correctional services on Wednesday said it had dismissed two female officers after an internal investigation into a sex recording involving a female warden and a male inmate.

The video went viral last month with the department describing the incident as embarrassing.

The department launched an investigation into the conduct of a female officer after the sex recording went viral in March. Spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the incident happened at the Ncome correctional services centre in KwaZulu-Natal.

He further said more officials would be probed to establish whether this was an isolated incident or one of many.

The origins of the cellphone would also be probed as inmates are prohibited from having them. He said both parties were aware the act was being recorded.

Recall that the graphic video sparked a social media outcry with many questioning how the pair gained access to an office where the video was filmed.

Nxumalo also said the inmate was moved to a maximum prison after a disciplinary process and the female warder was dismissed, along with her colleague who allowed her office to be used for the sexual act.

He added that “The code of conduct is explicit and those found to have breached it will face the consequences. DCS will not hesitate to act against any form of transgressions”.