Question NW2938 to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

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26 October 2023 - NW2938

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Zungula, Mr V to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services

(1) What total amount of Government funds have been spent on court proceedings for illegal immigrants, including translators, in the past financial year; (2) what total number of illegal immigrants have been granted bail and (b) number who have been granted bail did not further attend court proceedings in the past financial year?


1.The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ &CD) does not keep separate expenditure trends of the illegal immigrants appearing in our courts. The DoJ&CD does keep Expenditure trends of Foreign Nationals appearing in our courts since we supply and pay for Foreign Interpreter Language Services for the foreign national accused persons. 

2. The department does not keep specific statistics on illegal immigrants appearing in our courts The illegal immigrants when arrested by SAPS are communicated to Department of Home Affairs. The Department of Home Affairs then facilitate the court appearance and the deportation plans. 

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