Civilian Secretariat for Police Service clarifies allegations of payment made to Indoni

The Civilian Secretariat for Police Service would like to clarify its stance on the allegation of the payment of R30 million made to Indoni which was published by various media specifically City Press and Independent Group of Newspapers on the 27 November 2016.

As a department that supports the Office of the Minister to enhance his role and to achieve his mandate, the Secretariat was involved in the “We are one Humanity Campaign” which was aimed at raising awareness on the anti-xenophobic attacks in various provinces such as KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and other provinces by educating the public on diverse cultures, humanity and to promote unity amongst the people of South Africa and accommodate foreign nationals.

The Civilian Secretariat for Police Service partnered with Indoni in the conceptualisation of the campaign and the development of activities and programme management for the Ministry and Civilian Secretariat for Police Service.

The partnership with Indoni is regulated by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was entered into with Indoni in 2014. The department has a number of other MOUs with various organisations in different sectors that are aimed at assisting in the fight against crime and violence.

The department, guided by the MOU paid an amount of R348 000 to Indoni in the financial year 2015/16. The department would like to refute the allegations that an amount of R30 million was paid to Indoni and that the officials in the Civilian Secretariat for Police Service were forced to pay such an amount.

We however note with concern instances of incorrect allegations which are not based on facts and principles of fair reporting.

The department is committed to principles of good governance and accountability and as such the Acting Secretary of Police Service, Mr. AP Rapea has engaged the services of the Public Service Commission to investigate the matter.

Source: Government of South Africa.

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