05 June 2020 - NW702
Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police
Whether, there are sufficient face masks for all the police officers; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what total number of face masks does each police officer get for a 12-hour shift?
The needs forecast for masks to be utilised by members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), is a minimum, but not limited to three masks for a 12 hours shift, dependent on the situation. Up to date, the SAPS has procured a total of 24 356 800 surgical face masks and 260 000 filtering face piece masks. All the provinces and divisions have been issued with sufficient stock and a buffer stock, of five percent, is secured nationally, for contingencies. There is a continuous replenishment of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE’s) by the SAPS Division: Supply Chain Management, with a forecast of PPE requirement, up to 31 March 2021.
Reply to question 702 recommended/not recommended
GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Reply to question 702 approved/not approved
GENERAL BH CELE, MP