The Democratic Alliance (DA) has published a statement based on responses to parliamentary questions posed by the party which show that former top SAPS officials received R11.5 million upon suspension.
Both former National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega and former head of Crime Intelligence Richard Mdluli were allegedly paid department allowances and pension contributions amounting to R3.2 million and R8.3 million respectively after they had terminated their mandates.
The DA has expressed outrage to this development stating that both individuals were discharged dishonourably from their post and “were clearly not fit for their jobs in the first place”.
“It is absolutely imperative that we have fit and proper leadership in the police so that these millions, that could have been spent on our severely under-resourced police, are not wasted on failed SAPS leadership”, reads the closing statement by DA Shadow Minister of Police Zakhele Mbhele.
Phiyega was removed from her position after information arose from the Marikana report which depicted her poor governance and administration of the SAPS
Similarly, Mdluli was removed when charges were brought against him for an alleged murder and kidnapping, in which he was involved, going back to 1999.