Question NW3055 to the Minister of Health

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03 December 2018 - NW3055

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Groenewald, Mr PJ to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With reference to investigations into deaths in all state mortuaries, in which number of deaths (a) in the financial year (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18 and (b) since 1 April 2018 until the latest specified date for which information is available, the death was the result of (aa) the use of a firearm, (bb) the use of blunt objects, (cc) the use of knives and other sharp objects and (dd) asphyxiation; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. Table 1 below is a total of investigations from 4 Provinces, Gauteng, Limpopo and Western Cape. Still awaiting response from 5 Provinces

Table 1: Total of investigations

 

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

1 April to September 2018

Use of firearm

3682

3815

4536

2774

use of blunt objects

2146

2134

2470

1260

use of knives and other sharp objects

3470

3886

3893

1692

Asphyxiation

779

778

771

292

2. No, there is no need to make a statement. The Minister of Police makes statements on these issues frequently.

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