27 August 2020 - NW1679
Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Police
What are the full relevant details pertaining to CAS 31/01/2014 which emanates from a complaint that was laid by a certain person (name furnished) at the Swartruggens Police Station regarding allegations of water theft at Polkadraai on 31 January 2014;
The complainant, in Swartruggens, CAS 31/01/2014, opened a case of theft of water against the Kgetleng Municipality and the Department of Water Affairs.
The investigation was finalised and the case docket was linked with three other cases, due to the similar nature of the complaints and were referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), in Mahikeng, on 13 August 2015, for a decision.
The case dockets were received back, from the DPP, on 13 August 2016, with a directive to obtain additional statements.
On 9 February 2017, the case dockets were referred back to the DPP and received back from the office of the DPP, in August 2020. There are currently two warning statements outstanding, which are in the process of being obtained.
As soon as the two warning statements have been obtained, the case dockets will be returned to the DPP, for a decision on prosecution.
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MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Question Asked By: Mrs C Phillips
Question Asked To: Minister of Police
On 31 January 2014, a complaint was laid for theft of water at Polkadraai by WDF Rochér. The case number being 31/01/2014
Although Mr Rochér has followed up on numerous occasions, it appears that no investigation has been undertaken and no arrests made.
Please can the minister provide any and all information pertaining to this case and give reasons why no arrests have been made.
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