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saps thumb100 News24 reports that ninety-nine police officials did business with the SA Police Service (SAPS) between 2014 and 2019, even though it was illegal to do so.  

This was indicated by Police Minister Bheki Cele in a reply to a parliamentary question from the DA's police spokesperson Andrew Whitfield.  In addition to the 99 officials, 101 immediate family members were also found to have done business with the police in the same period.  "The monetary value of the services rendered and/or goods delivered in terms of the Top 20 of the specified contracts from 2014 to 2019 is R6 798 693.86," Cele’s response indicated.  Among the businesses listed were catering, woodwork and protection services.  Two made well over R1m – Hizoline and Royale Energy (Pty) Ltd with R3,181,369 and Molotsi Productions CC with R1,344,826.  Cele said no SAPS members had made disclosures, while five companies had disclosed their relationships with family members that police employed.

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