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SAPS investigating fraud at SIU - Mthethwa

Minister says police received complaint of alleged irregularities in tender award

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO 1863

DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 29 JULY 2011

(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20- 2011)

1863.   Mrs D A Schäfer (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

(a) What is the status of the police investigation into (i) a certain person (Willie Hofmeyr) and (ii) the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) as reported in the Cape Times on 11 July 2011, (b) when were the cases opened, (c) who was the complainant, (d) what is the case number, (e) at which police station was it registered, (f) what are the charges in each case and (g) when does he anticipate that the investigation will be finalised?

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REPLY:

(a)(i) A complaint implicating senior members of the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was received for investigation by the South African Police Service (SAPS).  Allegations made in the case relate to alleged irregularities in awarding a tender contract, the alleged failure by senior SIU managers to bring about transformation at the SIU, nepotism and racism.  The case is still under investigation.

(a)(ii) See the above.

(b) The case was opened on 6 April 2011.

(c) The SAPS cannot divulge the name of the complainant.  The complainant has a right to confidentiality and will be treated as such.

(d) Silverton CAS 83/04/2011

(e) Silverton.

(f) Fraud (tender irregularities).

(g) A definite time frame for finalising the investigation cannot be determined at this stage, as the parties involved cannot be prescribed when to submit their versions to the SAPS.  It is not possible to foresee what additional investigation and follow-up might have to be done once the versions of all parties involved have been obtained.

Reply to question 1863 approved by the Minister

Issued by Parliament, August 25 2011

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