06 May 2021 - NW415
Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Police
(1) What are the reasons that the SA Police Service (SAPS) used water cannons to dispeme the elderly and the disabled at the SA Social Security Agency offices in Bellville, Cape Town, on 15 January 2021; (2) whether any steps will be taken against the SAPS officers who gave orders for the use of water cannons on the elderly and the disabled?
(1) The South African Police Service (SAPS) is not in a position to respond at this stage, as the matter is currently under investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
(2) In the event that the IPID recommends that steps be taken, the SAPS will consider implementing the recommendations.
Reply to question 415 recommended
GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Reply to question 415 approved
MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP