03 June 2021 - NW1219
Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police
(1) What is the name of the police officer who is using a police bakkie with a certain registration number (details furnished) in Mpumalanga; (2) whether he has found that the specified police officer is authorised to utilise the specified bakkie for his own personal use, as he has been doing for a while; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1410E
(1) The member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) is known to the Management of the Tonga Police Station and is authorised to utilise the state vehicle, which is allocated to the Crime Information Management Centre (CIMAC), to attend to the duties associated with this post.
(2) The member has not been authorised to utilise the state vehicle for personal use. Should any substantiated allegation of the misuse of the state vehicle be brought to the attention of management, with any form of relevant detail provided, disciplinary steps will be taken, in terms of the SAPS Disciplinary Regulations, 2016.
The SAPS member uses the state vehicle to attend to duties in the capacity of a CIMAC official and is tasked with the responsibility of analysing crime scenes, identifying crime hotspot areas and presenting analysis reports to the Station Crime Combating Forum, on a daily basis. In the interest of service delivery, the member was periodically granted authority to utilise the state vehicle in question, after hours and was accordingly issued with an approved garaging authority, by the Police Station Management.
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MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP