Public Protector Must Release Government Responses To Findings on SAPS Leasing Agreements

During February and July 2011, the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, issued two reports titled Against the Rules and Against the Rules Too, respectively.

These reports issued findings on the investigated alleged irregularities relating to the procurement and leasing of two buildings for new South African Police Service (SAPS) offices.

Both reports found that SAPS and the Department of Public Works (DPW) did not comply with, ‘Section 217 of the Constitution, the relevant provision of the PFMA, Treasury Regulations and supply chain management rules and policies’.