It is understandable that members of the SAPS in the Eastern Cape are fed-up that they haven’t received their payments for extra duties performed during the Soccer World Cup. It’s now six weeks since the World Cup and the delay in payment is creating a sour note over what was a very successful event. Frustrated civil servants are unhappy civil servants.

I have today tabled a parliamentary question to find out what the reasons for the delay are, when they will be paid and how many members are involved. We need to find out what the blockage is and who is responsible so they can be held to account.

It is essential that we have a highly motivated police service if we are to combat crime. When members experience problems with their benefits it impacts on their overall performance and the community ends up the loser.

For further information, please contact Bobby Stevenson, MPL on 082 775 3444.

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