Parliamentary question: DCS: Disciplinary hearings



Mr A T Fritz (DA) to ask the Minister of Correctional Services:

(a) What is the progress of the disciplinary action taken against Patrick Gillingham and Thozama Mqobi-Balfour, (b) when will the disciplinary process be concluded and (c) what is the total cost to the department of the suspension of the persons with full pay up to the latest specified date for which information is available?


(a)The disciplinary steps against Mr Gillingham were instituted and ongoing and are set to continue on 6 September 2010.

The disciplinary steps against Advocate Mqobi-Balfour were instituted and ongoing and are set to continue on 19 July 2010.
(b)It cannot be determined when will the hearings of both cases be concluded as they are still in process.
(c)The total cost since September 2008 to date in respect of Mr Gillingham is R1 432 880-00. This is due to the two periods of suspension in respect of two separate investigations ensued against him.

The total cost since 11 January 2010 to date in respect of Advocate Mqobi-Balfour is R359639-00