MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Police Vehicle Tender Needs to Be Probed

16 October 2013    

 

The IFP calls on the minister of police to urgently investigate the tender awarded to fleet maintenance specialist Ukhamba Management, due to repairs not being done on police vehicles parked at their workshop since April.

 

IFP spokesperson on Police, MP Velaphi Ndlovu said "The main company awarded the tender to repair police vehicles is based in Johannesburg and had subcontracted Cape Town based companies to carry out repairs. But due to non-payment, these companies are refusing to release the vehicles. This means that police stations affected by the lack of vehicles cannot do their work properly and this has badly affected communities"

 

Scores of vehicles have been left to gather dust in workshops until all debts are settled.

 

Ndlovu further stated that "The MEC for Community Safety Dan Plato must urgently institute his own investigation into this matter. There needs to be clarity as to why a Johannesburg based company was awarded a tender to fix police vehicles in Cape Town, when they initially did not have a workshop there. This situation will tarnish the image of the SAPS and may entrench distrust amongst communities even further"

 

The IFP further calls on the minister of police to urgently investigate all other provinces to determine if they have experienced similar problems.

 

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803

 

Or contact 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675