Come clean on cop probe, insists DA

2009-08-18 00:00

THE Democratic Alliance has called on the KZN government to come clean on the outcome of the commission of inquiry into police inefficiency and ineffectiveness, completed four years ago.

This follows a weekend media report that the findings of the multi-million rand commission are still being kept under wraps.

DA caucus leader in the legislature, John Steenhuisen, said his party is in possession of documents that show that a considerable amount of taxpayers’ money was expended on the commission with no tangible results or final report being released.

He said his party conservatively estimates that in the region of R7 billion was spent on the commission.

Steenhuisen said the DA rejects former MEC Bheki Cele’s statement to the Sunday Tribune that the commission’s work had been “satisfactorily completed” and that the report was not being made public because of “sensitive criminal investigations”.

“This is nonsensical to say the least, especially when the commissions work was supposed to have been completed in 2006. Does Cele honestly expect us to believe that three full years later these investigations are still ongoing and at a sensitive stage?”the DA leader asked.

He added that his party has submitted a comprehensive set of questions relating to the commission to the legislature and have asked newly-appointed KZN Safety and Security MEC, Willies Mchunu, for a written reply.

The questions request details on the outcome of the commission and whether a final report has been published as well as a detailed breakdown of all costs associated with the inquiry.


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