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IT supplier shuts down police systems in payment row

3 May 2018

A major IT supplier to South Africa’s police and the country’s IT agency, which is under investigation for corruption, has shut down key software systems after going unpaid for five months.

In a joint statement the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) said certain software systems had been shut down but the action had not “completely brought operations to a halt”.

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