Parliamentary Question: Suspension of SAPS memebers with full pay

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1818. Mr M Swart (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

Whether any of his employees are currently suspended with full pay for more than 60 days pending investigations into alleged misconduct in contravention of the Public Service Act, 1994, Proclamation No. 103 of 1994; if so, (a) how many employees and (b) what (i) is the average number of days that each of these employees have been suspended with full pay, (ii) steps have been taken to expedite the disciplinary hearings of these employees and (iii) is the total cost to his department of the salaries paid to these employees beyond the 60 day period? NW2096E

REPLY:
1The South African Police Service does not have employees suspended with full pay for more than 60 days pending investigations into alleged misconduct in contravention of the Public Service Act, 1994, Proclamation No. 103 of 1994. However, the South African Police Service employees’ misconduct cases are dealt with in terms of the SAPS Discipline Regulations.

In terms of SAPS Regulation, we currently have employees suspended with full pay for more than 60 days pending investigation of the alleged misconduct.
(a) 22 employees are suspended with full pay.
(b) (i) The average number of days is 85.
(ii) Yes, there are steps instituted leading to disciplinary hearings.
(iii) The total cost for these employees is R872,897-20.



Reply to question 1818 approved by the Minister