Thousands of cops moonlighting

2013-09-01 14:35


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Pretoria - An estimated 27 000 SAPS members are allegedly active directors of private companies, while 70 police employees have a direct interest in 73 companies which did business worth R31m with the SAPs.

According to the Sunday Independent, the Special Investigating Unit’s interim report covering April to September last year states that none of the 70 SAPS employees disclosed their business interests, but investigations continue into whether the 27 000 members moonlighting as company directors made their financial disclosures.

The SIU report has highlighted another 22 SAPS employees having a direct interest in 48 entities which, unlike the 73 companies, are not registered with the SAPS suppliers database. This in addition to 99 entities, that were identified as being allegedly directly linked to SAPS employees, that have done business worth R21m with the police.

These findings come just two weeks after it emerged that 1 448 officers have criminal records, of which the majority, or 1 132, were gained while in police service. 
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