The Deputy Ministers of Justice and Correctional Services, Communications and Public Enterprises recently launched a documentary titled “Ithubalami: My Rehabilitation Path to New Beginnings” at the SABC. Alex Pioneer’s award winning writer Welcome Moyo was co-MC alongside Nthabeleng Mokitimi from Government Communication and Information System.
With the SABC’s COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng and acting CEO James Akuna in attendance, the event premiered the production which documents the offender rehabilitation programme of the Department of Correctional Services. 22 years into freedom and democracy, the South African correctional system has been transformed from prisons to corrections, where human rights and dignity are recognized.
Through in-depth discussions with various role players, Ithubalami brings to the fore the thrust of offender rehabilitation and showcases correctional centres as places of new beginnings where education and skills development are the cornerstone of Corrections.
Ithubalami further addresses social issues such as poverty, crime and unemployment amongst offender communities released on parole.
Motsoeneng congratulated the production team for their hard work and stated that the SABC fully supports the documentary. Date of airing is yet to be released.