10 October 2017 - NW2772
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.