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
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.
IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803
IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr
Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675