(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 10- 2010)
Date reply submitted : 1 June 2010
1203. Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:
(1) Whether all SA Police Service (SAPS) informants have received remuneration since October 2009; if not, (a) why not, (b) when will the informants receive remuneration and (c) what steps have been taken to (i) ensure that informants continue to provide the services that they do and (ii) protect undercover SAPS agents who may be prejudiced by this; if so, (aa) in which months in 2009 and 2010 were informants paid and (bb) what are the relevant details;
(2) whether there were any months between 1 October 2009 and 31 March 2010, that payment were not made to informants; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) which months, (b) what were the reasons for this in each case and (c) when were these informants paid?
Informants are paid based on information they able to provide. The details of such payments may not be divulged for security reasons. There is an accountability process set up through the intelligence parliamentary oversight mechanism and we suggest if the Honorable member make use of this process if she has particular questions surround details of informant fees
Reply to question 1203 approved by Minister