01 June 2018 - NW1668
Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of State Security
(a) What number of cases relating to the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, Act 12 of 2004, as amended, have been referred to the (i) SA Police Services (SAPS) and (ii) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) by (aa) her department and (bb) each entity reporting to her for further investigation since the Act was assented to and (b) what number of the specified cases have (i) been investigated by SAPS and DPCI, (ii) been followed up by the respective accounting officers and (iii) resulted in a conviction in each specified financial year since 2004?
The State Security Agency (SSA) has forwarded the following internal cases:
- Medical Aid Fraud: The SSA reported a case against a service provider. The amount of R29 000.00 was recovered.
- A case concerning fraud involving a company who submitted a tender to the SSA was handed over to the SAPS for investigation.
- Money stolen from SSA Head Office: The matter was handed over to the Hawks and went to court. The case against all members was withdrawn due to a lack of evidence. Subsequently, the National Prosecuting Authority has undertaken to relook into the matter, to review the decision to withdraw the charges and to provide an update on developments. The SSA has referred 38 cases to SAPS and 4 to the DPCI relating to government officials of other departments for investigation.