KPMG probes correctional services electronic monitoring tender

2014-07-22 16:38

Auditing firm KPMG has been appointed to conduct a forensic investigation into a tender awarded by correctional services.

The probe involves a recently-awarded contract for electronic monitoring, said department spokesperson Manelisi Wolela today.

“The appointment of KPMG is one of the steps taken to implement Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha’s commitment to ensure good and clean governance in correctional services,” he said.

KPMG’s investigation, which began yesterday, would determine whether the bidding process had been interfered with.

“The leadership of the department ... will decide on an appropriate course of action on the matter after studying the KPMG report,” said Wolela.

Acting national correctional services commissioner Zach Modise said the roll-out of the electronic monitoring programme would continue as scheduled in the meantime.

He urged all correctional services officials to cooperate with KPMG’s investigation so that it could be finished as soon as possible.

Modise made the announcement at a three-day national management committee meeting in the Magaliesberg, Gauteng, which ends tomorrow.

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