That’s administrative, Minister Hillary, PS Madlopha not aware
Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Edgar Hillary has stated that the Correctional Services performs its own administrative processes which the ministry is not involved in.
The minister said the determinant of procuring uniforms and feeding the recruits does not involve his ministry.
He said his ministry is not involved in administration issues at the Correctional Services.
“Yes, the department is under the ministry, but the ministry is just a political wing of the department hence we are not involved in their administrative processes,” clarified the minister.
Public Service Principal Secretary (PS) Evart Madlopha when also reached said his ministry is also not involved especially in the recruitment drive of the department which makes him not privy to information about budgeting for the recruits. He said security forces recruit new officers on their own and made an example of the police service where the Police Service Commission which he said is the one that takes care of all the recruitment processes.