Question NW1889 to the Minister of Police
01 September 2021 - NW1889
Sharif, Ms NK to ask the Minister of Police
(1) Whether, with reference to the Ward Committee of Ward 38 in the City of Ekurhuleni which requested a permanent station for the Brackendowns SA Police Service (SAPS), with the understanding that the current structure is a temporary structure and has been so for the past 20 years, and in view of the fact that residents of the area also raised concerns about how rape victims are being assisted at the police station, the Brackendowns SAPS have a designated area where anyone who has been raped can report the case; if not, why not; if so, what was the total number of gender-based violence cases that have been reported at Brackendowns SAPS between January and May 2021; (2) whether the police station has adequate rape kits; if not, why not; if so, on what date was the station supplied with rape kits; (3) whether, with regard to the residents of the area raising the need of a permanent police station, he will furnish Ms N K Sharif with the details on how SAPS is planning to establish a permanent police station; if not, why not; if so, on what date 1s it envisaged he will have the budget for a permanent police station structure and (b) what total amount has been set aside for the permanent police station to be built around the Brackendowns area? NW2117E
- Yes. the Brackendowns Police Station has a designated area at the Victim Empowerment Centre. in room number 39, where victims can report cases in private. A total of 50 cases were reported, between 1 January 2021 and 31 May 2021. The cases comprise 43 domestic violence cases and seven rape cases.
- Yes, the police station has sufficient rape kits and the latest consignment was delivered, on 11 July 2021.
- (a)(b) There is no plan to build a police station at this stage. The current building is leased. Planning for an alternative leased facility has commenced and the needs assessment was submitted to the Divisional Commissioner: Supply Chain Management (SCM).
Reply to question 1880 recommended
GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Reply to question 1889 approved/
MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP