Investigation into suspended Parliament security heads complete

2015-10-08 17:33
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Cape Town - Parliament has completed its investigation into the suspended head and deputy head of Parliamentary Protection Services, it said in a statement.

Zelda Holtzman and her deputy Motlatsi Mokgatla were placed on precautionary suspension for a month in July, which was extended in September.

According to Parliament, the investigations revealed allegations of breaches of security, insubordination and failure to carry out management responsibilities.

In a short statement, Parliament said the two were placed on suspension to ensure that the investigation into the allegations proceeded without hindrance and in a fair manner to parties involved.

"Subsequently, Parliament appointed an independent investigator to investigate the said allegations. The investigations have now been concluded and the draft report has been submitted to Parliament."

The report will now be submitted to Holtzman and Mokgatla for their comment, "where after Parliament will determine which course of action to follow," the statement said.

There would be no further comment on the matter as internal processes were still under way.

After Holtzman and Mokgatla's suspensions, City Press reported that the two were targeted over their opposition to the inclusion of police officers as part of the parliamentary protection service and for questioning the process that was followed in incorporating the police into the parliamentary structure.

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