22 November 2016 - NW2245
De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Transport
(1)What was the (a) make, (b) year and (c) price of each motor vehicle purchased in the past three financial years for the use of a certain official (name furnished) of the Road Traffic Management Corporation; (2) whether the specified person is entitled to any form of VIP protection services; if not, (a) what is the position in this regard and (b) why were (i) body guards and (ii) a blue light brigade allocated to the person; if so, (aa) on what statutory grounds was the person provided with VIP protection services, (bb) what are the relevant details of each vehicle made available for the use of the body guards and (cc) what did the specified provision of VIP protection services to the person cost in each of the specified financial years?
1. (a) Mercedes
(c) R1 197. 665 .81
As per the approval for the package of the CEO. However in 2014 the vehicle previously used was replaced due to its useful lifespan having expired.
2. (a) The decision to provide protection is informed by the risk assessment conducted by the responsible law enforcement agency and there is no blue light brigade.
In 2013-14 personal security services were provided to the Acting CEO of Road Traffic Management Corporation on a 24 hour period.
In 2014-15, the protection services for the Chief Executive Officer were provided by the National Traffic Police officials employed in the National Traffic Law Enforcement Unit. As such vehicles are fitted with the necessary law enforcement equipment
The protection services for the Chief Executive Officer are provided by the National Traffic Police officers employed in the National Traffic Law Enforcement Unit and as such there is no additional cost to the Corporation as these officers are fully employed by the Corporation.
The services rendered are informed by the risk assessment conducted by the responsible law enforcement agency and there is no blue light brigade.