Question NW392 to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

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25 March 2019 - NW392

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

What the costs of the SA Police Service (SAPS) amounted to regarding court cases dealing with firearms during the period 1 January 2008 up to the most recent specified date for which information is available; (2) (a) in which year each of the specified court cases took place, (b) what were the legal costs of the SAPS legal representatives, (c) whether the SAPS won or lost the case in each case and (d) what the legal costs to the State amounted to regarding the legal representatives of the other parties; (3) whether he will make a statement about the matter?


  1. I have been informed by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development that the Offices of the State Attorneys do not categorise cases that are dealt with and their cost thereof, and do not keep such information separately. Additionally, the South African Police Service could be the relevant Department to provide the Honourable Member with the requested information.
  2. Falls away
  3. Falls away
  4. No.

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