Question NW332 to the Minister of Transport

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06 March 2017 - NW332

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Transport

(1)(a) At what stage is the investigation into the shoot-out of two traffic officials at a festive season roadblock in the Matoks area, Limpopo and (b)(i) what charges have been laid and (ii) against whom?


1.  (a) (b) (i) (ii) The Department made inquiries with the relevant province where the alleged incident took place. The provincial department advised that they had no knowledge of the incident.

2.  (a) (b) As a result of the above no investigation is taking place.

3.  In relation to other crimes, an investigation is conducted whilst the perpetrator is put ona precautionary suspension whilst the investigation is being conducted.

Additional information for the Minister

The Department made inquiries with the Limpopo Department of Roads and Transport. We were informed that the Limpopo Department had made inquiries with the provincial traffic station in the Matoks area and it was confirmed that no one had been shot. As a result of this they are not aware of any investigation that is taking place.

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