The head of the Parliamentary Protection Services, Ms Zelda Holtzman, and the Deputy Head of the Services, Mr Motlatsi Mokgatla, have been placed on precautionary suspension on full pay with immediate effect.
The suspensions have been implemented to enable investigation of alleged security breaches and other issues affecting the Parliamentary Protection Services in an environment free of any perception of possible bias. The investigation should be completed by the end of August.
Parliament wishes to stress that the suspensions do not in any way constitute a judgement or penalty.
Parliament will make further announcements in due course.
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENT OF THE RSA