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sapsBusinessLive reports that the SA Police Service (SAPS) may have made millionaires of at least three of its officers who have businesses that supply goods and services to it.  This was according to data supplied by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula in a written reply to Parliament.  

Since the 2014-15 financial year, SAPS has paid more than R11m to businesses owned by SAPS officials, with some firms receiving hundreds of thousands or as much as a million.  Various departments have battled to halt employees doing business with the state since President Jacob Zuma signed the Public Administration Management Act in 2014, a law that seeks to ban this practice.  While DA MP Patricia Kopane asked for details of SAPS employees who were awarded contracts or agreements to conduct business with any state entity between the 2014-15 and 2016-17 financial years, Mbalula responded that he could provide only the details of SAPS members doing business with SAPS.

  • Read this report by Khulekani Magubane in full at BusinessLive


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