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Bheki Cele's residence cost R3,7m - Minister

Nathi Mthethwa says he did not make decision to buy new house for police chief

 

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO 2620

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 17 SEPTEMBER 2010 (INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 29- 2010)

Date reply submitted: 12 October 2010

2620.  Mr P J Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Police:

(1) Whether he approved the acquisition and renovation of a house in Waterkloof for the national commissioner of the SA Police Service (SAPS); if so, what is the (a) total amount spent on the house by the SAPS and (b) cost analysis in respect of each specified aspect of this expenditure; if not,

(2) whether he will launch an investigation into the matter; if not, why not; if so, when;

(3) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

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REPLY:

(1) No this the responsibility of Department's Accounting Officer guided by the Policies in place in the Department. However in terms of the South African Police Services (SAPS) Housing Policy, the National Commissioner as post incumbent qualifies for the provision of residential accommodation due to the nature of his appointment. Funding was made available from the SAPS budget for the acquisition of the property which would also be utilized by future post incumbents, and the acquisition did not necessitate any ministerial approval.

(1)(a)(b)Cost analysis of the acquisition of the property is as follows:

Purchase price - R2 750 000.00

Conveyancing  and legal fees - R   239 000.00

Total Cost - R2 989 000.00

Cost analysis of renovations was R732 000.00

(2) No,

(3) No.

Reply to question 2620 approved by Minister

Issued by Parliament, October 13 2010

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