Legal process starts for presidential publication of police minister & other ministers’ performance evaluations
“The Action Society legal team has sent a formal request in terms of Section 18(1) of PAIA, to the information officer at the office of President Cyril Ramaphosa, requesting copies of the performance agreements signed by all ministers including Bheki Cele, Minister of Police, since the policy was put in place,” announced Ian Cameron, Director of Community Safety at Action Society.
In 2019 Cyril Ramaphosa stated that all ministers would be managed with strict performance evaluation in order to ensure services improve and that minsters are held accountable.
Cameron explained that the request by their legal team include:
- Evaluation reports and/or all similar documents showing the criteria whereby evaluation of the ministers takes place.
- Evaluation reports and/or all similar documents showing the results of the evaluation process of each minister since the policy was put in place.
- Indicate whether any ministers have failed to meet the required level of performance since the policy was put in place, and if so, who these ministers are.
- Indicate the consequences for failing to meet the required level of performance.
The purpose of the request for access to information is to ascertain whether any ministers have indeed been evaluated and held accountable in terms of the performance agreements signed by them in terms of the policy put in place by President Ramaphosa regarding ministerial performance.
The police have lost complete control of law and order in South Africa and only the ANC and its cancerous cadre deployment strategy is to blame. Almost 60 people are murdered in South Africa every day. Cele must go, and the entire SAPS management needs to be restructured after an in-depth skills audit.
“If we are to build a SAPS with the ability to effectively fight crime and protect South African citizens, we can’t have a 70-year-old ANC veteran as a leader. We need a competent career official along with a qualified police management team to rectify the state of policing.”