Update on SAPS lifestyle audit report

Monday, November 26, 2018

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole will on Tuesday update Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Police on the lifestyle audit and vetting of police officials.

The process was identified as a key focus area by Sitole when he assumed his position in November last year.

“The committee has for a while now called for a focused campaign of lifestyle audits to root out elements of corruption within the South African Police Service (SAPS). Also, the committee highlighted the importance of vetting all officials entering the service to prevent the service being infiltrated by untoward characters,” the committee said in a statement.

Committee chairperson Francois Beukman said the report will give the committee an idea of progress made in delivering the lifestyle audit and vetting.

“This, according to the committee, is intended at ensuring that the SAPS regains public confidence in the work it does and that South Africans are and feel safe,” said Beukman.

Sitole and his management team will also brief the committee on police preparations for a safer festive season.

The committee will also receive an update on interventions by the anti-gang unit. This report will detail the staffing of the unit, resourcing of the unit as well as the impact of interventions already implemented. - SAnews.gov.za