Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / Statements RSS ← Back

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Sponsored by


Embed Video

IFP: Statement by Koos van der Merwe, Inkatha Freedom Party spokesperson, on Correctional Services Minister (29/09/2009)

29th September 2009


Font size: -+

/ MEDIA STATEMENT / The content on this page is not written by, but is supplied by third parties. This content does not constitute news reporting by

"Regardless of who will be exposed, the results of corruption investigations must be made public - without delay and without censoring," said IFP Spokesperson on Correctional Services, Koos van der Merwe.

He added: "Nobody is above the law."

This was in response to reports that the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has allegedly uncovered corruption in rigged prison tenders of around R2 billion.

"The report is said to be sensitive and may implicate top officials. But that is no reason to delay making it public. The IFP calls on the Minister to be transparent and prove a zero tolerance for corruption. She has the report. She needs to tell us what is in it," said van der Merwe.

In February this year the Department of Correctional Services instructed the SIU to conduct an urgent audit on the latest R900 million catering contract. Two months later, the Minister failed to renew the SIU's contract.

"The IFP intends to carefully watch the Minister's response to this report. It will speak volumes about her leadership and integrity," said van der Merwe. "It must be remembered that those who cover up corruption become part of corruption. We will ask questions. And we will get answers."




To watch Creamer Media's latest video reports, click here


To subscribe email or click here
To advertise email or click here

Comment Guidelines

About is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now