G4S ditches parliament meeting over Bester escape


Picture: Parliament TV / screengrab

Private security company, G4S was a no-show at the parliamentary committee meeting on how convicted murderer and rapist, Thabo Bester managed to escape from prison.

G4S is contracted to run the security of the Mangaung Correctional Centre.

The company had written to the Justice and Correctional Services committee, saying that it could not attend this morning’s meeting, saying that it would prefer an official summons after the Easter weekend.

The company also claimed that it is bound by “confidentiality obligations”.

But chairperson, Bulelani Magwanishe did not take kindly to this excuse.

Correctional Services Committee member, Glynnis Breytenbach meanwhile says that it’s clear that G4S has something to hide.

The committee will now ask Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to summons the company before the meeting can proceed.


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