Question NW245 to the Minister of State Security

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08 March 2021 - NW245

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of State Security

(1) What are the relevant details of the procedures that are followed by the State Security Agency (SSA) in order to ensure that firearms are (a) stored safely and (b)(i) issued and (ii) returned correctly in accordance with procedure; (2) what total number of firearms in the SSA has been (a) lost and/or (b) stolen in each respective year since 2009; (3) whether any firearms and/or ammunition have been issued since 2008 to persons who were or are not members of the SSA; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what total number of firearms and/or ammunition, (b) to whom was it issued, (c) for what purpose and (d) what number of the firearms and/or ammunition has been returned to the SSA; (4) whether any steps have been taken to determine if some of the firearms that were issued were used in criminal offences; if not, why not; if so, what total number of firearms?


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