Crucial report into the state of the EMPD Armory withheld
A crucial audit report investigating the state of the Armory within the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) has been withheld from the Oversight Committee on Community Safety. This after the findings of the report were supposed to be made available during an Oversight Committee meeting today, as indicated by the Department of Community Safety.
Previously, written questions were submitted to the MMC for Community Safety, Vivienne Chauke, regarding the current state of the Armory, at the last Council Meeting on the 26th of October 2017. She surmised that most of the questions would be addressed in the most recent SAPS Audit Report which was completed on the 31st of October 2017.
The DA regards the Armory as being crucial to the functioning of the EMPD and regards the withheld report as being crucial to understanding the shortcomings of the Armory. Without knowing the state of unit within the EMPD, it becomes very difficult to improve it or remedy any potential problems it may have.
The DA will continue to put pressure on the MMC and the Department of Community Safety to release the report so that the EMPD ultimately has a functioning Armory in order to fulfil their primary function of community safety.
Media Statement Article By Jaco Terblanche