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Corruption-linked police supplier’s offices closing, but business still running

Corruption-linked police supplier’s offices closing, but business still running

For employees working at embattled police IT supplier Forensic Data Analysts (FDA), was the last day on the job.

has reliably learnt that the offices of the company, which has been accused of wide-scale corruption in its police and State Information Technology Agency (SITA) contracts, have over the last few days closed their doors.

The company’s landline has not been answered in days and when visiting its offices in Wapadrand in Pretoria this week, was told that no employees were around as they were at a farewell party because the offices were clearing out.

In April FDA shut down the police’s firearm permit system and property control and exhibit management. The company said the shutdown would continue until the police and SITA paid it. FDA said there had not been payment since October last year.