According to the police, they have entered into a new contract with a service provider. Police Ministry spokesperson Lirandzu Themba said they secured a procurement contract with a company to supply the kits.
She said the contract with the previous service provider was cancelled because of allegations of corruption between the supplier and police officers.
“Before the termination of transactions with that supplier, the process of procurement and distribution of the rape kits was managed nationally by our head office supply chain management. This meant that at national level, supply chain will procure the kits and distribute them, and the numbers are managed on a centralised system,” she said.
Themba said the kits were not replaced once the contract was terminated.