22 July 2014

South Africa: KPMG Appointed to Run Correctional Services Probe

The Department of Correctional Services has appointed auditing firm KPMG to conduct a forensic investigation into the awarding of the electronic monitoring system.

Acting National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Zach Modise, made the announcement today at the department's extended National Management Committee (Natmanco) strategic planning session in Gauteng.

KPMG is expected to conduct a forensic investigation to determine whether or not there is substance in the allegations that the bid process may have been flawed.

The appointment of KPMG is one of the steps taken to implement Justice and Correctional Services Minister Advocate Michael Masutha's commitment to ensure good and clean governance in Correctional Services.

The leadership of the department of Correctional Services will decide on an appropriate course of action on the matter after studying the KPMG report.

Modise said the roll out of the electronic monitoring programme will continue as scheduled.

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