10 September 2020 - NW1926
Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Police
With regard to the recent illegal land invasions seen in Khayelisha, Cape Town during the lockdown, what (a) total number of persons have since been arrested for convening an illegal gathering as per the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002, (b) total number of persons have been arrested and charged for destruction of property and (c) steps has he taken to ensure that there are no illegal gatherings and/or illegal invasion of state and privately owned land? NW2441E
- From 27 March 2020 to 21 August 2020, a total number of 466 persons have been arrested for convening an illegal gathering, as per the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002).
- From 27 March 2020 to 21 August 2020, a total number of 299 persons have been arrested and charged for the destruction of property.
- Regular planning meetings, are held with the various law enforcement agencies. The South African Police Service (SAPS) also has an early warning system, based on crime intelligence reports, which informs the coordinating committees.
Reply to question 1926 recommended
GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Reply to question 1926 approved
MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP