03 September 2019 - NW420
Schreiber, Dr LA to ask the Minister of Police
(a} What amount has his department spent on providing Presidential Protection Services (PPS) to each (i) former President and (ii) any other person who qualifies for PPS since 1 January 2014 and (b) who currently qualifies for PPS?
(a)(i)(ii) The amount which is spent on protection duties is based on travelling, accommodation and subsistence allowance for members, who provide an operational support to the clients of the Presidential Protection Service (PPS).
The detailed amount cannot be disclosed, as it may pose a security risk. It should be kept in mind that the period in question included two national elections, one municipal election and numerous trips abroad, in support of the clients of the PPS.
The amount was used for operational duties by PPS members, allocated to protect the President, the Deputy President, all former Presidents, former Deputy Presidents, their respective spouses and all foreign visiting heads of states, as part of the protection package, as per the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The protection package consists of PPS members with different protection tasks and functions, based on the risk category, which is determined by the risk profile of the Very Important Person (VIP) and varies, in terms of the risks and threats involved.
The information is, however, included in the broader budget allocation of the Protection and Security Services Programme, Programme 5, which is reflected in the South African Police Service (SAPS) Annual Performance Plan (APP).
(b} The President, the Deputy President, all former Presidents, former Deputy Presidents, their respective spouses and all foreign visiting heads of states, qualify, as part of the protection package, as per the SO P's.
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GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
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GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF PLOCE