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JMPD to welcome 232 new graduates

The City has decided to cancel a R161 million contract for the provision of fire engines after it was discovered that the tender was awarded on the basis of forged Bid Evaluation Committee (BEC) documents.

The agreement, entered into in 2015, was allegedly entered on condition that the contractor furnished the City with a performance guarantee of R16 million and that it demonstrated that it had sufficient cash flow to enable delivery.

A purchased order of R19 million was also issued in favour of contractor for delivery of the first set of fire engines to the City.

Alarm bells rang after the contractor not only failed to provide the performance guarantee but also failed to deliver the 29 new fires engines per the contract.

This contractor has since been placed under business rescue proceedings.

Tomorrow, Executive Mayor Cllr Herman Mashaba and MMC for Public Safety, Cllr Michael Sun, will welcome 232 graduate officers to the Joburg Metro Police Department (JMPD).
Mayor Mashaba and MMC Sun will be joined by MMC for Health and Social Development, Dr Mpho Phalatse, and Provincial Police Commissioner, Major General Deliwe de Lange.
Earlier this year the Department of Public Safety welcomed 117 officers to JMPD, and an additional 1500 officers are in the process of undergoing training.

The 232 graduates have completed an 18-month training programme, and we look forward to dispatching them on the streets of Johannesburg to enforce by-laws, manage traffic and assist in crime-prevention efforts.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

Date: 21 November 2017
Time: 10:00
Venue: JMPD Training Academy, 1 Stevens Rd, Stafford.

Media enquiries:
Tanya Heydenrych
Media Specialist: Private Office of the Executive Mayor
081 4171 871