Question NW2772 to the Minister of Police

Share this page:

10 October 2017 - NW2772

Profile picture: Masango, Ms B

Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to case 117/07/2017 reported at the Tembisa South Police Station, (a) why were police officers instructed not to arrest the suspect while in the process of arresting him and (b) who gave the instruction?


a) No instruction was given with regards to the arrest of the suspect in this case. Assault Common is not a Schedule 1 offence, as set out in the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No 51 of 1977), and therefore, the correct procedure was followed in this case.

b) Not applicable.

Source file