Decision on G4S contract to be announced soon: Lamola

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Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola says a decision on the contract for the G4S security company to manage the Mangaung Correctional Centre in Bloemfontein will be made public by the end of this week.

Lamola says the government has to consider whether it has the capacity to manage the facility before any reckless decisions are made.

Speaking to the media at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the Correctional Minister also gives assurance that his department is still pursuing a case involving the Gupta brothers. After the United Arab Emirates (UAE) failed to extradite them to South Africa.

The Gupta brothers will face charges of corruption and money laundering.

Lamola says more arrests are also expected in the Thabo Bester case following his escape from custody.

“We also have to assess our own capacity, if indeed we decide to cancel,” Lamola.

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