11 April 2013
The IFP calls for the immediate investigation
and prosecution of wrongdoing in all security companies who are
found guilty of non-registration of employees in the Private
Security Sector Provident Fund and Private Security Sector
Pension Fund, and are yet deducting emoluments for same from
these employees' monthly salaries.
IFP Spokesperson on Police Mr Velaphi Ndlovu
MP said, "Security companies are not registering their employees
as members of the Private Security Sector Provident Fund and
Private Security Sector Pension Fund, although they are
deducting contributions from employees' salaries. This is theft
and leads to the employees not getting benefits they deserve.
These employers must be prosecuted."
"It has been reported that Maxima Safeguard is
one of the companies guilty of such practices as beneficiaries
of deceased employees have not received death pay-outs from
these funds even though the employer was deducting the money
from their salaries. The Private Security Industry Regulatory
Authority and the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Police need
to look into this matter urgently," concluded Ndlovu.
The IFP encourages all security employees to
report such illegal activities to their unions and police.
Companies found guilty of such practices should be prosecuted to
the fullest extent of the law.
Issued by IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr
Velaphi Ndlovu, MP, 083 625 0803
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675