IPID struggling with tight budget

IPID said it was struggling to cope with its tight budget.

FILE PICTURE: Parliament.

CAPE TOWN - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has conceded it was struggling to fulfill its mandate.

IPID officials were grilled in parliament on Tuesday by the police portfolio committee.

Committee chair, Annelize van Wyk, accused managers of failing to take the body's oversight recommendations seriously.

"None of us can blame treasury if they say to you they not increasing your budget, but it falls on the managers who have been here for a number of years and still ignore the issues."

IPID executive director Kokie Mbeki said the fact that the organisation was under-resourced could be ignored.

"Due to the capacity constraints, there was one official who had to do almost everything which included financial planning, allocations and she also dealt with transactions."