2 November 2018

South Africa: Scopa Hears How SAPS Illegally Siphoned Off R100 Million From Criminal Justice System Budget


At a late-night Scopa meeting on Wednesday, committee members heard how SAPS top management colluded to "reprioritise" millions from the Criminal Justice System budget to favour Keith Keating's Forensic Data Analysts bypassing Treasury completely. And this, dear people, is for only one of many contracts under investigation.

There are those who might think that sticking fondue forks in one's eyes would be a better option than attending a late-night, mid-week presentation by SAPS top brass to Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts - Scopa.

They'd be wrong.

Because if there is a committee that is a thrill to watch in action and in real life, it is Scopa.

When it comes to having flushed out what could amount to billions of rand lost in the SAPS/SITA matrix of corruption which has taken place for over at least two decades, Scopa members must take a bow.

It was Scopa which recommended and called for the forensic investigation of all contracts between Forensic Data Analysts and SAPS and SITA.

Also to be commended in the unravelling of this tight knot of collusion is the new leadership of SAPS and SITA. The painful process of weeding out the corrupt...

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