31 July 2019 - NW9
Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police
What is the plan of his department regarding the regularity with which crime statistics will be released?
The issue on the regularity of crime statistics release has been discussed at various meetings, in the Portfolio Committee on Police, in the previous financial years. However, Section 218 (f) of the Interim Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993 (Act No. 200 of 1993) provides that, "subject to the directions of the Minister of Safety and Security, the National Commissioner will be responsible for the keeping and provision of crime intelligence data, criminal records and statistics".
The above section has been retained, in terms of item 24 of Schedule 6 to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996).
Hence, it is only the Minister who can pronounce on the matter.
Reply to question 9 recommended
GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Reply to question 9 approved
GENERAL BH CELE (MP)
MINISTER OF POLICE