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12 March 2021 - NW305

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to the judicial decision on the SA Police Service’s (SAPS) procurement, his department will institute any consequence management against senior managers of the SAPS involved in the scathing judgment handed down by Judge Dennis Davis in the Pretoria High Court on 13 January 2021 related to the illegal procurement of items that will benefit the ruling party and not the citizens of the Republic; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Internal investigations are continuing as they get finalised, the recommendations and direction will be given which path to follow, including the consequence management, if needs be.

Reply to question 305 approved

GENERAL BH CELE, MP
MINISTEROF POLICE
Date: 12/03/2021

12 March 2021 - NW354

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Police

Whether the VIP Protection Service assigned to Mr J S Malema incurred any expenses on and/or around 5 February 2021 to accommodate the attendance of (a) Mr Malema and/or (b) any of the persons in his delegation at the meeting with the Former President, Mr J G Zuma, at his Nkandla homestead; if no, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details of the expenses incurred in terms of (i) transporting Mr Malema and/or his guest, (ii) the expenses incurred in additional members of the VIP Protection Unit(s) assigned to Mr Malema and (iii) any other relevant costs relate to the tea party?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii) Not applicable Mr Malema is no longer protected by the South African Police Service (SAPS), Very Important Persons (VIP) Protection Services.

Reply to question 354

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-03-04

Reply to question 354 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 12/03/2021

12 March 2021 - NW496

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether he gave assurances to the former President, Mr J G Zuma, that he would be the person carrying out an arrest if the courts decide to issue a warrant of arrest, as a certain person (name furnished) stated on Twitter on 18 February 2021; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether he has found that his visit to the former President, who faces imminent arrest for refusing to appear before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State in contravention with a Constitutional Court order, on 18 February 2021 conflicted in any way with his position as the Minister responsible for the Police Service, who would be responsible for enforcing the law and carrying out the arrest; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW552E

Reply:

1.Ministers don't effect arrest, if warrant of arrest is issued, it will follow the normal cause of procedures.
2. No. As explained above, ministers don’t carry out any arrests

 

Reply to question approved

GENERAL BH CELE, MP
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date
: 2021/03/12
 

04 March 2021 - NW125

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has found it to be acceptable for a senior member of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) to be in charge of a nonprofit organisation which solicits funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

  1. There is nothing prohibiting a senior member of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) to be in charge of a nonprofit organisation (NPO).
  1. It would not be acceptable for a senior member of the DPCI to (a) solicit and/or

(b) receive funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NCL) at the time when the DPCI are investigating alleged corruption involving lottery funding.

The funds were not received by the senior member of the DPCI, in his capacity as a member of the DPCI. The funds in question is a matter between the National Lotteries Commission (NCL) and the nonprofit organisation (NPO), which has nothing to do with the DPCI.

  1. The person, whose name is mentioned, did not need permission as a serving member of the DPCI, to set up a foundation. He, therefore, did not seek permission from the employer.
  1. No, the person, whose name is mentioned, was not obliged to declare the funding, which was received from the NLC, for the NPO.
  1. No, the person, whose name is mentioned, did not declare that the NPO had received funding from the NLC. If the member had received any other type of funding, which was not meant for the NPO, he would have had to declare it. He was not obliged to declare the funding received from the NLC, for the NPO.

Reply to question 125 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 125 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

Find here: Internal ref number 1795 2020

Internal Ref Number: Subrrdssion Date: Question Asked By:

Question Asked To:

Question:

1795 - 2020

03.11.2020

Mr MJ Cuthbert Minister of Police

  1. Whether (a) he believes it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to be in charge of an NPO which solicits funding;
    1. it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to solicit and receive funding from the NLC at a time when the Hawks are investigating corruption involving Lottery funding;
    1. Brigadier Mulaudzi needed permission as a serving officer to set up a foundation in his name, if so, (i) was he granted permission;
    1. he was aware of him being considered for NLC funding prior to his acceptance of the funding itself and
    1. Brigadier Mulaudzi did declare that he had received Lottery funding to him?

Internal Ref Number: Submission Date: Question Asked By: Question Asked To:

Question:

0038 - 2021

08.02.2021

Mr MJ Cuthbert Minister of Police

1. Whether it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to be in charge of a nonprofit organisation which solicits funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to (a) solicit and (b) receive funding from the NLC at a time when the Hawks are investigating corruption involving Lottery funding; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether a certain person (name furnished) needed permission as a serving officer to set up a foundation in the specified person’s name; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) was the person granted permission; (4)

whether he was aware of the person being considered for NLC funding prior to his acceptance of the funding itself; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether the person declared to him that he had received funding from the NLC; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

04 March 2021 - NW119

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service (SAPS) has put any plans in place to minimise the high numbers of its vehicles that are taken out of service at any given time due to maintenance and repairs, in order to ensure that the SAPS can continue to fulfil its mandate; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 119 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW118

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service’s forensic science laboratories are experiencing any shortages in the consumables needed to process DNA samples within 30 days; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

The South African Police Service (SAPS), Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) experienced a shortage of consumables, in 2019/2020, due to financial constraints. However, in July 2020, an additional R250 million, was allocated to the Division Forensic Services. Funding certificates have since been signed and submitted to the Division: Supply Chain Management (SCM), to activate the procurement process for consumables, which are needed to process deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the subsequent lockdown Regulations, in terms of the Disaster Management Act, had a negative effect on the procuremant of consumables, due to the restrictions on economic activities. The FSL is serviced by suppliers, who acquire certain consumables from abroad. As a prerequisite, potential responsive bidders/suppliers are expected to do a site visit and consumables must be validated and tested by FSL technicians, to ascertain the compatibility and efficiency of proposed consumables. This process was prohibited during certain stages of the lockdown.

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04 March 2021 - NW115

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What extraordinary measures have been taken by the SA Police Service to withdraw police officials who are alleged to have abused their authority in enforcing the lockdown regulations with regard to the declaration of a national disaster?

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 115 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW114

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total number of cases of(a) police brutality and (b) members of the public killed by members of the SA Police Service has been reported in each province during the national lockdown period during 27 March 2020 up to 30 April 2020 to prevent the spread of COVJO-16;

Reply:

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04 March 2021 - NW105

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to the application of a certain political party (name furnished) for the right to march on the Brackenfell High School on Friday, 20 November 2020, there were any identified organisations and/or groups who did not apply to participate in the march; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how did the SA Police Service manage to avoid potential conflict?

Reply:

Yes, the operational commander addressed the group and warned them to disperse. The group dispersed, without any incident.

Reply to question 105 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 105 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN REPLY

Internal Ref Number: 0018 2021

Submission Date: Question Asked By: Question Asked To:

08.02.2021

Mr Denis Joseph Minister of Police

Question:

1.In relation to the application made by the Economic Freedom Fighters for Friday 20 November 2020 where they marched to Brackenfell High School, will he advise (a) whether there were any organizations or groups identified who did not apply to participate in the march, if so, (b) how did the police mange avoiding potential conflict?

Contact: Asanda Sotenjwa (2960 or [email protected])

04 March 2021 - NW100

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to his reply to questions 1783 on 27 August 2020 and 2568 on 13 November 2020, he will now furnish Mr M Waters with a copy of the latest complete armoury report; if not, why not, if so, on what date?

Reply:

An extension of two weeks is requested, in order to facilitate the ratification and approval of the final armourty report, before submission.

Reply to question 100 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 100 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW116

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What are the details of the steps that he is actively taking to address the alarmingly high number of complaints lodged by members of the public against the SA Police Service members for police brutality, assault and heavy-handedness during the national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19?

Reply:

On 15 March 2020, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under Section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), declared a national state of disaster and promulga1ed Regulations, in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) issued a circular, with reference 1/1/4/1 over 3/34/1, dated 19 May 2020, signed by the National Commissioner, to address the use of force and torture and provide guidelines on the implementation and enforcement of Regulations and directives issued, in terms of Section 27 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, on the containment and management of COVID-19. This circular was issued in response to the court order issued in the Khoza judgment. A Code of Conduct for law enforcement officers during the State of Disaster was also issued jointly, by the SAPS and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), in response to the court order issued in the Khoza judgement. The Code of Conduct provides for complaint mechanisms to be used by persons, who are aggrieved by the conduct of SAPS or SANDF members.

Guidelines are issued, every time when there is an amendment to the Disaster Management Act Regulations, to ensure that members of the SAPS have a common understanding. These directives are updated, in accordance with the periodic amendments to the aforementioned legislation. The circulation of these directives is effected, via established internal communication platforms, to all levels in the SAPS.

The SAPS members are reminded of the SAPS Code of Conduct, during daily on and off duty parades. The SAPS deploys Senior Management Service (SMS) members at local level, to enhance the overall command and control and to guide and advise members on the application of lockdown directives.

The Minister and Deputy Minister of Police, in conjunction with the SAPS Top Management, have undertaken several visits to SAPS members who are deployed, to emphasise the correct and professional application of the lockdown directives.

The SAPS conducts thorough investigation of all complaints against its members, including those related to the implementation of the aforementioned Regulations.

Reply to question 116 recommended
 

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 116 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW70

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) rape kits have been procured and (b) police stations have been equipped with the necessary equipment to assist with cases of gender- based violence;

Reply:

Introduction

The term ”rape kits” is used in the public dOmafn, to refer ta the collection kits, which are used to collect evidence from victims of sexual assault and rape. However, the South African Police Service (SAPS), makes use of 1d different types of crime kits to collect various samples at crime scenes. These include the two types of evidence collection kits, namely; the Adult Sexual Assault Collection Kit (D1) and the Paediatric Sexual Assault Collection Kit (D7), which are used to collect evidence from victims of sexual assault and rape. The deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) Reference Buccal Sample Kits (DB), are used to take buccal samples from persons, who are arrested and charged, for schedule eight offences (this includes serial murderers and serial rapists), as required by the DNA Act.

(1)(a) The table below reflects the rape kits that have been procured for the 2020/2021 financial year, up to 12 February 2021.

Order date Item description

Quantity

ordered

2020-05-13 D1: Kit, Collection, Adult, Sexual Assault

2020-05-13 D7: Kit, Collection, Paediatric, Sexual Assault

39 829

 

17 323

(1)(b) A total number of 1 155 police stations have been provided with the necessary equipment to assist with cases of gender-based violence. The collection kits are distributed, from the Division: Supply Chain Management (SCM), to the Provincial SCM, who then distribute the collection kits to police stations, in accordance with their requirements, as informed by the prevailing crime statistics. All provinces are required to confirm the availability of collection kits to the Divisional Commissioner: SCM, on a weekly basis and replenishment is done, as requested.

(2) The contract number 19/1/9/1/140TD(18), is in place for a period of three years. There is currently a delay in the delivery of the D7 Kits, because the supplier is waiting for the laboratory test results, before the evidence kits can be provided to the SAPS.

Response to question 70 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 70 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW69

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) number of police stations were robbed in the Republic in 2020, (b) has the SA Police Service identified to be the root cause of the robberies and (c) steps does he intend to take to prevent the robberies in future?

Reply:

  1. A total of three police stations were robbed, in 2020. The Moyeni Police Station in the Eastern Cape was robbed, on 19 December 2020. The Badplaas and the Bushbuckridge police stations, in Mpumalanga were robbed, on 12 September 2020 and 22 June 2020, respectively.
  1. Based on the incident reports, the root cause of the robberies was to obtain firearms. This was tha motive in all the above mentioned robberies.
  1. Preventative measures, with regard to access control and safeguarding of

firearms, are in place. The South African Police Service (SAPS), Police Safety Strategy, Pillar 2, Proactive Interventions, deals with the development and implementation of identified safety measures at police stations. A National Directive, with reference 18/3/2, dated 22 August 2018, was issued regarding the safekeeping of state owned firearms in the Community Service Centres

(CSC) safes. It aims to mitigate the risk of attacks and robberies at police “ stations and requires the movable firearm safes to be removed from the CSC

to a safe room, in order to prevent the theft/loss of firearms. Pillar 3: Safety of Police Stations, Building and Infrastructure deals with the South African National Standards (SANS), which is prescribed for the storage of firearms, in terms of the Firearm Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000).

Reply to question 69 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 69 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 02/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW58

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Police

What are the reasons that the Sun City Satellite Police Station in Moses Kotane Local Municipality is closed?

Reply:

The number of South African Police Service (SAPS) members at the Sun City Police Station, was reduced by seven members during the last year, influencing the availability of members to operate the Satellite Police Station, on a full-time basis.

The premises, which was used for the Sun City Police Station, was a small office, which was lent to the SAP6 by the tribal council of Mabeskraal. With the outbreak of COVID-19 the office did not meet the standards of the COVID-19 protocols, e.g. social distancing, etc. for the protection of the community and SAPS members.

As a result of the abovementioned situation, the Sun City Police Station now makes use of a mobile Community Service Centre that visits the affected community, two to three times a week, to ensure that the services rendered by the previous “Satellite Office" are maintained.

A new Police Station for Mabeskraal is currently in the final stages of completion, after which the community will be able to receive permanent police services.

Reply to question 58 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 58 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

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04 March 2021 - NW54

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Police

Whether there has been any progress in the case, reference number CAS 232/1/2021 , which was registered on 2021-01-11 at the Sunnyside Police Station; if not, why not; if so, what is the status of the specified investigation?

Reply:

The investigation of the case, with reference number CAS 232/01/2021 , which was registered, on 11 January 2021, at the Sunnyside Police Station, was referred to the Investigating Directorate, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), by the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS). A copy of the letter, with reference 26/3/8, dated 13 January 2021, is attached.

Reply to question 54 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 54 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 02/03/2021

X 94 Pretoria, 0001

26/3/8

General KI Sitole 012 400 6934

A.THE HEAD: INVESTIGATING DIRECTORATE P/Bag X762
Pretoria
01

B.THE DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: CRIME DETECTION

C.THE ACTING DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER: DETECTIVE SERVICE

TRANSFER OF INVESTIGATION FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE (SAPS) TO THG INVESTIOATING DIRECTORATE: SUNNYSIDE CAS 232/01/2021

Case number 232/01/2021 opened at Sunnyside Police Station on 11!^ January 2021 by the Economic Freedom Fighters political party, against the Minister of Police for which that SAPS Is functionally accountable to, has a bearing on this communication.

The South African Police Service National Commissioner General KJ Sitole therefore, In the promotion of ties, fair and objective administration of justice, hereby requests the Head: Investigating Directorate, Advocate H Cronja to investigate the above mentioned case against the Minister.


Enquiries regarding the docket or any cooperation needed from the SAPS, the Advocate is humbly requested to contact the Deputy National Commissioner: Crime Detection Lieutenant General SC Mfazi at [email protected]

B - C: Copy for information

 

04 March 2021 - NW53

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Tafeni, Ms N to ask the Minister of Police

What plans does his department have in place to deal decisively with the problem of livestock theft in the Eastern Cape, primarily in areas such as (a) Ngcobo, (b) Tsomo,

Reply:

  1. Engcobo:
    • A Stock Theft Satellite Office has been identified in Dalasile, which is not far from Engcobo and will be established, in 2021/2022, to curb and investigate all stock theft and related matters.
  1. Tsomo:
    • In Tsomo, all the stock theft cases and related matters are being dealt with by the Butterworth Stock Theft Unit and the theft of livestock has been decreased, by up to 5%, in this financial year.
    • Stock Theft operations are conducted monthly.
    • An education drive on how to look after and brand livestock, is being conducted by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Department of Agriculture.
  1. Matatiele:
    • A contingency plan is being developed to deploy SAPS members along the border of South Africa and Lesotho, who will work closely with members of the South African Defence Force (SANDF) members to curb the theft of livestock, as well as address illegal border crossings. It is envisaged that this contingency plan will be implemented, in 2021/2022.
    • Stock Theft operations are conducted monthly.
    • An education drive, on how to look after and brand livestock, is being conducted by the SAPS and the Department of Agriculture.
    • A fully-fledged Stock Theft Unit will be established, in Matatiele, in 2021/2022 and will be commanded by a Captain, with 12 members.
  1. Qumbu:
    • A total of 16 SAPS members have been allocated to the Qumbu Stock Theft Unit, to beef up the investigations, perform waylay duties and conduct patrols to curb the theft of livestock in that area.
    • A Stock Theft Satellite Office, with six SAPS members, has been established in Sulenkama, to investigate all stock theft and related matters, perform waylay duties and conduct patrols to curb the theft of livestock.
    • Stock Theft operations are conducted monthly.
    • An education drive on how to take care of and brand livestock, is being conducted by the SAPS and the Department of Agriculture.

Reply to question 53 recommended


GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-25

Reply to question 53 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

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04 March 2021 - NW6

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Van Staden, Mr PA to ask the Minister of Police

Whether any actions will be taken against the organisers and participants of the Economic Freedom Fighters’ recent mass gathering on 20 November 2020 at the Brackenfell High School, where the numbers, firstly, exceeded the number allowed by a court order that approved the march and secondly clearly far exceeded the limit of 500 persons allowed in terms of the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002, and Regulations relating to COVID-19 and, secondly, where the participants clearly also did not adhere to the minimum social distancing and wearing of masks as required; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

Yes, a case docket was opened and is being investigated. The case relates to the various contraventions of the Regulations of Gathering Act, 1993 (Act No. 205 of 1993). These contraventions include the failure to comply with conditions imposed, in respect of the gathering, as well as failures to comply with instructions and orders of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

A total of eight persons were arrested for public violence, in respect of incidents of violence that occurred on that day.

With regard to the failure to comply with the Regulations, in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), it is important to note that at the time of the march the Regulations, applicable to Alert Level 1 had to be complied with, in terms of Regulation 69, read with Regulation 80. The failure to comply with the provisions relating to gatherings were not criminalised and the failure to comply with the provisions, relating to the wearing of masks and social distancing were not criminal offences for which police could have arrested the perpetrators. The only obligation on law enforcement officers that applied at the time, was to disperse gatherings that took place in contravention of the Regulations. The SAPS did disperse the gathering.

(2) A case docket, Brackenfell CAS 237/11/2020, was opened, in terms of Section 18(2)(b) of the Riotous Assemblies Act, 1956 (Act No. 17 of 1956). This case relates to one of the persons, who incited violence on the day of the march. No case docket, in terms of the latter Section was opened against the organisers of the gathering and the reason for this is the fact that the conduct of the conveners are already the subject of an investigation, in terms of Brackenfell CAS 236/11/2020. The incidents of violence is also the subject of the public violence case dockets, which are being investigated.

(3)The Minister will decide whether he will make a statement on the matter.

Reply to question 6 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 6 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW4

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

What progress has been made with the charge of ordinary theft, CAS 18/07/2020, that a certain person (name furnished) laid against four members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) at the Khuma Police Station;whether, in light of the serious charge of theft, any steps have been taken against the four SAPS members (names and details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what steps;whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

Disciplinary steps have been instituted against the four SAPS members and the progress is as follows:

The Disciplinary Investigating Officer was appointed, on 6 August 2020.

The departmental investigation was completed, on 4 September 2020.

The departmental case was placed on the roll for the departmental hearing, on 8 October 2020.

The outcome of the departmental hearing was, on 15 October 2020 and the members were given written warnings.

The departmental file was placed on review by the Integrity Management Officer and was referred for a legal opinion.


The departmental file is currently with the Provincial Head: Legal Services for the finalisation of the review application process.


Reply to question 4 recommended


GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 4 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 02/03/2021

 

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Dr. P. Groenewald (FF Plus) to ask the Minister of Police:

What progress has been made with the charge of ordinary theft, CAS 18/07/2020, that Mr. M. Zuahar laid against four members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) at the Khuma Police Station;

whether, in light of the serious charge of theft, any steps have been taken against the four SAPS members (WO IT Msindo, Sgt TJ Njephe, Sgt TD Sebotso and Const SL Molete); if not, why not; if so, what steps;

whether he will make a statement on the matter; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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04 March 2021 - NW353

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the F'residential Protection Services (PPS) unit(s) assigned to the Former President, Mr J G Zuma, incurred any expenses on and/or around 5 February 2021 to accommodate the hosting by Mr J G Zuma at his Nkandla homestead of the leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters and the African National Congress, Mr J S Malema, Mr N F Shivambu, Mr V Pambo, Mr D Mpofu, Mr M Masina and Mr T Yengeni; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the expenses incurred in terms of (a) transporting (i) Mr J G Zuma, (ii) his spouse(s) and (iii) guests,

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(iii) The South African Police Service (SAPS), Presidential Protection Services (PPS), did not incur any expenses for the transportation of the Former President, Mr JG Zuma, his spouses and his guests, on/or around 5 February 2021.

(b) The employment of additional members of the SAPS, PPS is related to the security of the Very Important Person (VIP), which cannot be disclosed, for security reasons.

© The PPS in KwaZulu-Natal is obliged to abide by the approved and sanctioned Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). There were no additional deployments nor expenditure incurred, by the SAPS PPS, on and/or around 5 February 2021.

Reply to question 353 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 353 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW239

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the status of the investigation into criminal charges laid against certain persons (names and details furnished) on 9 April 2009 at the Durban Central Police Station and (b) are the details of the (i) investigation(s) and (ii) outcome(s) to date;

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 239 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

Internal Ref Number: 0141 2021
Submission Date: 08.02.2021

Question Asked By: Ms D Kohler

Question Asked To: Minister of Police

Question:

1.What (a) is the status of the investigation into criminal charges laid against (i) Mr A J P Fraser, a former employee of the Department of State Security and (ii) Mr M Hulley, a former attorney of former President J G Zuma on 9 April 2009 at the Durban Central Police Station and (b) are the details of the (i) investigation(s) and (ii) outcome(s) to date;

Whether the SA Police Service transferred the investigation into the specified criminal charges of any of the specified persons to the State Security Agency; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date was the investigation transferred to the State Security Agency, (d) why was the investigation transferred to the State Security Agency and (c) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Contact: Asanda Sotenjwa (073 478 4738 or as and cla,org.za)

 

04 March 2021 - NW177

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 2335 on 9 November 2020 regarding farm attacks in Gauteng during the period 1 June to 31 September, in which certain farm murders were not listed (details furnished), for each of these cases, why was each of the specified murders not listed; whether an investigation into each of the murders is underway; if not, why not; if so, on what date is the investigation expected to be completed; whether any arrests have been made; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the status of criminal prosecution against the perpetrator(s)? NW180E

Reply:

 

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04 March 2021 - NW178

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2336 on 9 November 2020, he will (a) provide Mr A C Roos with an updated list the number of vehicles (i) allocated to each station to (aa) support services, (bb) visible policing, (cc) rural safety and (dd) detectives and (ii) boarded in total for each police station in Gauteng as at 31 December 2020 and (b) for each of these categories indicate how many are (i) operational and (ii) out of service;

04 March 2021 - NW2

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) total number of firearms were handed in at the SA Police Service during the amnesty period from 1 August 2020 until 31 January 2021 and (b) number, of the total number, are firearms (i) of which the licences have expired and (ii) which are still licenced and were handed in voluntarily;

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(i)(ii), (2)(a)(b), (3) and (4)(a)(b)

An extension of two weeks is requested, because the information needs to be drawn from a live system, in order to provide the response to this question.

Reply to question 2 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 2 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE,MP
Date: 008/03/2021

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04 March 2021 - NW126

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Police

With reference his reply to question 2477 on 13 No\/ember 2020, what are the (a) reasons that the forensic investigator(s) assigned to the specified case failed to collect DNA evidence from the crime scene and (b) further relevant details?

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 126 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

Find here: Question 2477

 

19 October 2020 - NW2105

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) total number of SA Police Service members have had cases gender-based violence opened against them, (b) is the name of each police station where the specified members are based and (c) are the crimes that have been perpetrated in each case? NW 2666E

Reply:

(a) A total of 139 members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) have had cases, relating to gender-based violence opened against them, 2019/2020.
(b) The names of the police stations, per province, where the specified members are based, are reflected in the table below:

Find here: Province; Name of each police station where the specified members are based

19 October 2020 - NW2061

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

Whether (a) he and (b) any member of his VIP protection detail own and carry a licensed firearm; if not, what is the position in each case; if so, what (i) total number of the members of his VIP protection detail own and carry a firearm and (ii) are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a) The reply to this question may directly affect the safety and security of the Minister of Police and, therefore, it cannot be provided.
(b) Close protectors, who are in possession of the required permits, in terms of the Firearm Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60. 2000), are issued with South African Police Service (SAPS) firearms, as per their SAPS108 personnel inventories.
The reply to the remainder of the question may directly affect the safety and security of the Minister of Police and, therefore, it cannot be provided.
(b)(i) The reply to this question may directly affect the safety and security of the Minister of Police. However, it can be confirmed that the close protectors carry SAPS firearms, which are issued to persons who have the required permits, in terms of the Firearms Control Act.
(b)(ii) The reply to this question may directly affect the safety and security of the Minister of Police. However, it can be confirmed that the close protectors carry SAPS firearms, which are issued to persons who have the required permits, in terms of the Firearms Control Act.

Reply to question 2061 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/10/09

Reply to question 2061 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 18/10/2020

19 October 2020 - NW2094

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What total number of persons have been arrested who were involved in (a) hijackings and (b) arson attacks in the road freight sector during the protest and disruptions that occurred (i) in Mooirivier in 2018, (ii) on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal, (iii) on the N1 and N7 in Cape Town and (iv) during any other specified protest incidents that have been reported to the SA Police Service; (2) whether any of the specified persons have been granted bail; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2654E

Reply:


(1)(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) and (2)

The information is not readily available and must be obtained from the provinces. A request is made for an extension of 14 days, to obtain the information and provide the response.

Reply to question 2094 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020-10-09

Reply to question 2094 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 18-10-2020

19 October 2020 - NW2103

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What are the reasons for the decline in performance by the National Forensic Science Laboratories during the third quarter with respect to percentage of (a) integrated Ballistics Identification Systems intelligence case exhibits and (b) biology Deoxyriboncleic Acid intelligence case exhibits that have been finalised? NW2663E

Reply:

(a) The decline in performance, during the third quarter of 2019/2020, with regard to the percentage of integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) intelligence case exhibits, was due to the lack of maintenance contract, for the IBIS. The maintenance contract has now been finalised, which resulted in an increase in performance

(b) The decline in performance, during the third quarter of 2019/2020, with regard to the percentage of biology Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) intelligence case exhibits, was due to laboratory instruments not being serviced, as well as a shortage of consumables, which is necessary for DNA analysis to be carried out. This was due to limited funds. The operational budget was increased, which enabled the servicing of laboratory instruments and the purchase of consumables, which in turn resulted in improved performance.

Reply to question 2103 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 202-10-09

Reply to question 2103 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 18/10/2020

19 October 2020 - NW2104

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What(a) total number of the VIP Protection Service are being investigated for (i) criminal charges (ii) civil charges and (iii) internal disciplinary charges and (b) are the relevant details in each case? NW2664E

Reply:

(a)(i) A total of 14 members of the Very Important Persons (VIP) Protection Service, are being investigated for criminal charges.
(a)(ii) No member of the VIP Protection Service, is being investigated for civil charges.
(a)(iii) A total of six members, of the VIP Protection Service, are being investigated for internal disciplinary charges

(b) The relevant details are reflected in the table below

10

Common assault

Pending

11

Sexual assault

Pending

12

Driving under the influence of alcohol

Pending

13

Pointing of firearm

Pending

14

Negligent loss of firearm

Pending

 

DEPARTMENTAL CASES

 

No

Description

Status

1

Contravention of Regulation 11(b)(1)(A) of Disaster Management Act (DMA)

Investigation finalised – hearing pending

2

Contravention of protection order

Pending – member admitted for rehabilitation

3

Driving under the influence of alcohol

Investigation finalised – hearing pending

4

Murder

Investigation finalised – hearing pending

5

Discharge of firearm /pointing of firearm

Investigation finalised – hearing pending

6

Regulation 5(3)(g),(n),(u)

Investigation finalised – hearing pending

19 October 2020 - NW2122

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Police

(1) With reference to visits seen on media platforms relating to the recent destruction of property and land invasion that have been taking place in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, where members of the SA Police (SAPS) were seen standing and watching, (a) what is his position on police standing and watching while property is being vandalised and lives threatened and (b) is this allowed; (2) what number of public order police units are deployed in each province with the issue of (i) land invasions and (ii) destruction of property? NW2684E

Reply:

(1)(a)(b) The mandate of the South African Police Service (SAPS), as set out in Section 205(3) of the Constitution of Republic of South Africa, 1996, is to prevent, combat and investigate crime, to maintain public order, to protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property and to uphold and enforce the law. It is, therefore, important to note that the mandate of the SAPS is not only to protect the lives and property of persons, but to upload and enforce the law, including the rights of landowners.

The SAPS has taken not of the recent judgement, which was delivered in the Western Cape (Cape Town) High Court, in the matter of the South African Human Rights Commission v The City of Cape Town, for the police to protect and respect the rights of victims and enforce the law. In view of the judgment, the SAPS reaffirms its commitment to respect the fundamental rights of every person and reaffirms its responsibility to execute its constitutional mandate, including the responsibility to uphold and enforce the law.

(2)(i)(ii)

Province

Number of Pubic Order Policing (POP) Units

Number of Public Order Policing (POP) members

Eastern Cape

7

692

Gauteng

6

1097

Free State

6

498

KwaZulu-Natal

7

1125

Limpopo

6

498

Mpumalanga

5

426

Northern Cape

5

374

North West

3

436

Western Cape

4

520


There is no specific capacity assigned to land invasions and destruction of property POP members are deployed, where and when required

Reply to question 2122 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE
Date:

01 October 2020 - NW1974

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Ngwenya, Ms DB to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What number of police stations have victim friendly rooms for gender-based violence and sexual crimes in the Republic; (2) whether his department will provide Mrs. D B Ngwenya with a list of the specified police stations; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the level of capacitation of the police and professional staff working in the victim-friendly rooms?

Reply:

The details, with regard to the number of police stations, with victim friendly rooms (VFR’s), are reflected in the table below:

Summary of Victim Friendly Rooms: 30 June 2020

Categories

Provinces’

Total per

category

 

EC

FS

GP

KZN

LIM

MP

NC

MW

WC

 

Number of police stations, per province

198

111

143

184

104

90

91

63

151

1 155     

Number of police station• with VFRa, per province

159

84

137

154

93

84

70

74

151

1 006

Number of police stations without VFRa, per province but at which an alternate venue has been designated.

39

27

6

30

11

6

21

9

0

149

  1. The list of police stations, is attached as Annexure A. All police stations have frontline service members, working in community service centres (CSCs), who have been trained in one or more of the following learning programmes:

Basic Training in Domestic Violence.

    • Domestic Violence.
    • Victim Empowerment.
    • Sexual Offences.
    • Family Violence.
    • Vulnerable Children

A directive was sent to all the SAPS provincial commissioners, indicating that SAPS members, who are deployed in CSCs and VFRs must be prioritised for training in victim empowerment, first responder sexual offences and domestic violence learning programmes.

Reply to question 1974 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
DATE:22/09/2020

Reply to question 1974 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 01/10/2020

Response to question in Parliament, number 1974 Annexure A
Response to question in Parliament, number 1974 Annexure A

01 October 2020 - NW1932

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

With regard to the total number of firearms handed over to SA Police Service during the firearm amnesty ending May 2020, what total number of the firearms (a) have been tested through the Integrated Ballistics Identification System, (b) have been linked to the commission of a crime, (c) have been destroyed and (d) are subject to a license renewal application?

Reply:

a) A total of 7 170 amnesty firearms were tested through the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS), up until 31 May 2020.
b) The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) linked a total of 108 amnesty firearms to previously received ballistics cases, by means of the serial numbers. One amnesty firearm was linked to a previous case, by means of ballistics.
c) No firearms, which were handed over to the South African Police Service (SAPS) during the firearm amnesty, which ended on 31 May 2020, have been destroyed.
d) No firearms, which were handed over to the SAPS during the firearm amnesty, which ended on 31 May 2020, are subject to a license renewal application.

29 September 2020 - NW2049

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the National Forensic Science Laboratories are accredited by the International Organization for Standardization; if not, why not; if so, on what date was each laboratory accredited;

Reply:

(1).Internationally, the accreditation of laboratories is a voluntary scheme, which is open to any laboratory performing testing and/or calibration. No current legislation exists, which requires accreditation as a prerequisite, for acceptance of scientific test results in legal proceedings when the credibility of the results can be proven according to full traceability of processes and materials, used to produce a result or finding.

Currently, the South African Police Service (SAPS) Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), is not an accredited laboratory, as per ISO 17025:2017. However, it is working towards obtaining accreditation, as a laboratory testing facility. Such accreditation status only provides a benefit, in terms of the Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice Act, 2006 (Act No. 19 of 2006).

The FSL has a developed a Quality Management System (QMS), which is in line with ISO 17025:2017, through which the credibility of the results can be proven. Forensic analysts in the environment, are subjected to forensic training and mentoring programmes, prior to performing duties independently. Cases are subjected to peer review, as part of quality control. The FSL also participates in a proficiency testing programme, to provide confidence in test results and to monitor the performance of analysts.

The methods employed for analyses within the FSL are internationally accepted and have been used for many years. The methods are largely based on a qualitative comparison analysis, using certified reference materials, which are fully traceable.

The accreditation status does not prevent the FSL from providing forensic services, as Courts of Law will evaluate all the evidence and decide, on a case to case basis, the acceptability of the scientific evidence submitted.

(2) The Ballistics Section of the FSL is not registered with the Association of Firearms and Toolmarks Examiners (AFTE). The AFTE registers individuals and not institutions. It is not compulsory to be an AFTE registered member, to conduct forensic ballistics examinations, in South Africa. The fact that the Ballistics Section of the FSL is not registered with the AFTE, has no impact on the duties conducted by the personnel of the Ballistics Section, nor their testimony in Courts of Law.

Reply to question 2049 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/09/13

Reply to question 2049 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 27/09/2020

29 September 2020 - NW2018

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his recommendation that the firearms amnesty be extended from 1 August 2020 to 31 January 2021, (a) what different methods of awareness campaigns will be used by the SA Police Service to successfully communicate to the public, given that there was a decline in the number of firearms that were surrendered during the first period of the 2019-20 financial year?

Reply:

The types of awareness campaigns, which will be used by the South African Police Service (SAPS), to successfully communicate the firearm amnesty 2020/2021 to the public, are as follows:
▪ Announcements on all the SAPS social media platforms.
▪ Live reads through the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) radio stations, from September 2020 to December 2020, promoting the image of the SAPS and creating awareness of the firearm amnesty, as well as the purpose thereof.
▪ Television campaigns, for example, Squeeze Back, on the SABC television channels, in November 2020, promoting the image of the SAPS and creating awareness of the firearm amnesty, as well as the purpose thereof.
▪ Television campaigns, in the form of Digital Brand Integration, in September 2020 and October 2020, promoting the image of the SAPS and creating awareness of the firearm amnesty, as well as the purpose thereof.
▪ National printed media campaigns- announcements in September 2020, in the form of strip advertising in the Caxton Group, knock and drop newspapers.
▪ Distributing pamphlets at shopping malls, taxi ranks, commuter points and other places of gathering.
▪ Media advertising through the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), which includes the SABC radio and television, as well as e-TV
▪ Announcements on the SAPS website.

Reply to question 2018 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/09/13

Reply to question 2018 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 27/09/2020

29 September 2020 - NW2019

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the primary reason of the firearm amnesty was to get illegal firearms out of circulation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

  1. Yes, the primary reason of the firearm amnesty was to remove illegal firearms out of circulation. A total of 44 753 illegal firearms, were handed in.
  2. (2)(a) Yes, firearm amnesty provides firearm owners with an opportunity to hand in unwanted firearms.
  3. (2)(b) No, in terms of Section 28(1)(a) of the Firearms Control Act(Act No. 60 of 2000), a licence terminates if it has not been renewed. The Act does not provide for the renewal of expired licences.

Reply to question 2019 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/09/13

Reply to question 2019 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 27/09/2020

29 September 2020 - NW1845

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of (a) police officials have been arrested for the murder on other police officials over the past two years and (b) the specified cases have been successfully prosecuted?

Reply:

(a) and (b) The information, which is required to respond to this question, is not readily available. A request is made for an extension of 14 days, in which to respond.

Reply to question 1845 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/09/13

Reply to question 1845 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 27/09/2020

29 September 2020 - NW2053

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of SA Police Service members have been (a) dismissed and/or (b) successfully charged for not complying with legislation, policies and directives in matters of gender-based violence;

Reply:

(1)(a) No member of the South African Police Service (SAPS), has been dismissed for not complying with legislation, policies and directives in matters of gender- based violence.

(1)(b) A total of 28 SAPS members have been successfully charged, for not complying with legislation, policies and directives, in matters of gender-based violence, in 2020/2021. Of the 28 SAPS members, five were sanctioned short of dismissal, one member resigned, one member was found not guilty and 21 disciplinary cases are still pending.

(2)The Minister will decide whether he will make a statement, in this regard.

Reply to question 2053 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/09/13

Reply to question 2053 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 27/09/2020

10 September 2020 - NW1074

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the total number of gender-based violence (GBV) cases which has been reported to the SA Police Service since the beginning of the lockdown on 26 March 2020 in each province and (b) number of the specified GBV cases have resulted in the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators in each case?

Reply:

(a) and (b)

The total number of gender-based violence (GBV) cases, which were reported to the South African Police Service (SAPS), since the beginning of the lockdown, on 26 March 2020, in each province and the number of the specified GBV cases, which resulted in the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators in each case, are reflected in the table below:

Province

(a)

Total reported

b

b

   

Total persons charged

Total persons convicted

Eastern Cape

243

488

8

Free State

189

373

18

Gauteng

743

1137

23

KwaZulu-Natal

230

375

4

Limpopo

97

253

31

Mpumalanga

88

151

7

North West

77

140

3

Northern Cape

37

122

1

Western Cape

530

1019

35

Total

2234

4 058

130

 

2

Reply to question 1074 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

Date:

Reply to question 1074 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE (MP)

Date: 09/09/2020

10 September 2020 - NW1876

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) are the reasons that the Edenvale Police Station removed the cameras in the charge office and cells and (b) was the cost of installing the specified cameras? NW2324E

Reply:

  1. The South African Police Service (SAPS) has no record of cameras that were installed or removed, at the Edenvale Police Station.
  2. Not applicable.

 

 

 

 

10 September 2020 - NW1861

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) did his review of the deployment of the SA National Defence Force members to help fight crime in Cape Town find and (b) lessons have the SA Police Service learnt from this experience about fighting crime? NW2267E

Reply:

During Operation Lockdown, a multidisciplinary approach between the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), in a supportive role, to fight crime in identified hotspot policing precincts, within the Cape Town metropole, led to a significant reduction in contact crimes.

A multidisciplinary strategy, resulting in coordinated planning, optimal utilisation of resources, focused execution and joint review and assessment of operations, is critical to the enhancement of our crime combating efforts.

Reply to question 1861 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/28

Reply to question 1861 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, (MP)
Date: 09/09/2020

GENERAL H AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

10 September 2020 - NW1830

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has taken any steps against some government officials who violated lockdown regulations when they attended the funeral service of the late Mr A M Mlangeni; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the steps that have been taken?

Reply:

A criminal case was opened at the Orlando Police Station, on 30 July 2020, CAS 298/07/2020, for Contravention of the Disaster Management Act 2020, regulating the number of attendees to a funeral. The case was investigated and presented to the Senior State Prosecutor at the Orlando Magistrates Court, who declined to prosecute and remarked as follows: “The alleged event was spontaneous. The suspect did not invite the mourners and had no control over them."

10 September 2020 - NW1808

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Sindane, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

What number of police stations(a) had to be closed since the first reported case of confirmed Covid-19 in the SA Police Service (SAPS), (b) have re-opened and (c) are yet to re-open;

Reply:

(1)(a) As at 6 August 2020, a total of 1 069 police stations have had to close, since the first reported, confirmed COVID-19 case, in the South African Police Service (SAPS).

(1)(b) All 1 069 police stations are fully functional.

(1)(c) A total of 78 police stations were operating in temporary structures. (2)(a) A total number of 2 228 police officers have been quarantined.

(2)(b) The posts occupied by police officers who are in isolation, are not deemed to be vacant and are, therefore, not filled through the permanent appointment of other police officers, in these posts.

The SAPS shift system, which is used for operational members at police stations, makes provision for contingency arrangements to be put in place when a member is not able to report for duty, including during self-isolation. This includes the following:

o Calling up SAPS members, who are on rest days.

2

0 Making use of police reservists.

0 Deployment of SAPS members, who are employed in support functions.

O Deployment of SAPS members, from cluster or district level, to assist on a

temporary basis.

V\/hen police stations or other service points are closed, the members, who were not exposed to the virus and not in self isolation, may be redeployed to assist at an alternative service office or to support operational duties.

Command groups have been established in every province and at national level, to ensure that the provision of policing services continue, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, support, in respect of the prevention, management and response to COVID-19 infections in the SAPS, is provided by the COVID-19 Steering Committee, which is chaired at the level of a Deputy National Commissioner and includes all the relevant operational and support disciplines of the SAPS.

The SAPS has appropriate measures in place, at all levels, to ensure that services are rendered. However, it is important to recognise that these conditions do represent unusual challenges to the SAPS, as to all other frontline services. The cooperation and support of communities is valued and appreciated, during this time.

Reply to question 1808 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/28
Reply to question 1808 approved

GENERAL BH CELE, MP
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 09/09/2020

10 September 2020 - NW1090

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Kohler-Barnard, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

1. What(a) number of persons are currently employed in an (i) administrative and (ii) operational capacity in the Crime Intelligence Division of the SA Police Service (SAPS), (b) number of the specified persons have criminal records and (c) are the relevant details of the (i) offence(s) each person was convicted of and (ii) date on which each conviction was made; 2. why are the persons with criminal records employed in the SAPS Crime Intelligence Division?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) A total number of 1 578 persons are currently employed in an administrative capacity in the Division: Crime Intelligence, of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

(1)(a)(ii) A total number of 5 501 persons are currently employed in an operational capacity in the Division: Crime Intelligence, of the SAPS.

(1)(b)(c)(i)(ii) There is no provision in the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2010 (Act No. 6 of 2010), that authorises the keeping of a separate fingerprint database for employees of the SAPS, which can be accessed to obtain specified persons (employees) criminal records. Criminal records are identified through fingerprint searches and can be accessed for a criminal investigation or a crime detection. A record of employees in the Crime Intelligence environment, identifying employees with criminal records, is not readily available. In order to establish which employees have criminal records, the fingerprints of 7 079 employees need to be taken and analysed.

The process to identify which members have criminal records is a continuous process. The Division: Crime Intelligence, is currently aware of 27 employees with criminal records.

(2) When a person is employed in the SAPS, including the Division: Crime Intelligence and it is found that the prospective employee has a criminal record, each case is dealt with on its own merits. The National Commissioner may waive the requirement that an employee should not ha\ie a previous criminal conviction, upon his or her appointment. Each individual case is considered, in terms of the nature and gravity of the criminal record. Where an employee was convicted of an offence while in the employ of the SAPS and is sentenced to a term of imprisonment without the option of a fine, he or she will be deemed to have been discharged from the SAPS, with effect from the date following the date of such sentence.

However, if the term of imprisonment is wholly suspended, the member concerned will not be deemed to have been discharged. In the event that the term of imprisonment is wholly suspended or where the employee was sentenced to a term of imprisonment with the option of a fine, he or she will be subjected to the disciplinary process, in terms of the SAPS Discipline Regulations and a Board of Inquiry, will be conducted to determine his or her fitness to remain an employee of the SAPS.

Reply to question 1090 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/28

Reply to question 1090 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 09/09/2020

10 September 2020 - NW1926

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Police

With regard to the recent illegal land invasions seen in Khayelisha, Cape Town during the lockdown, what (a) total number of persons have since been arrested for convening an illegal gathering as per the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002, (b) total number of persons have been arrested and charged for destruction of property and (c) steps has he taken to ensure that there are no illegal gatherings and/or illegal invasion of state and privately owned land? NW2441E

Reply:

  1. From 27 March 2020 to 21 August 2020, a total number of 466 persons have been arrested for convening an illegal gathering, as per the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002).
  2. From 27 March 2020 to 21 August 2020, a total number of 299 persons have been arrested and charged for the destruction of property.
  3. Regular planning meetings, are held with the various law enforcement agencies. The South African Police Service (SAPS) also has an early warning system, based on crime intelligence reports, which informs the coordinating committees.

Reply to question 1926 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/28

Reply to question 1926 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 09/09/2020

10 September 2020 - NW1893

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Ngwenya, Ms DB to ask the Minister of Police

Whether there are any plans to build more police stations in (a) Mohlakeng and (b) Toekomsrus townships in the Rand West City Local Municipality, Gauteng, seeing that there is a rapid increase in the population of the specified townships and an increase in the rate of crime?

Reply:

  1. A work study investigation, with regard to the upgrading of the Mohlakeng Satellite Police Station, to a fully-fledged police station, has been completed and is pending a decision by the South African Police Service (SAPS) Gauteng Provincial Management. The establishment of a fully-fledged police station, in Mohlakeng, will entail the division of the current Randfontein policing area, to establish separate poiicing areas for the two police stations.
  1. No, in the event that the work study investigation, which is referred to in paragraph (a) is approved, Toekomsrus will be policed by the proposed Mohlakeng Police Station.

Reply to question 1893 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/28

Reply to question 1893 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 09/09/2020

27 August 2020 - NW1582

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What number of DNA samples received from (i) D1 Adult Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kits and (ii) D7 Paediatric Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kits (aa) have not been analysed by the National Forensic Science Laboratories (NFSL) and (bb) were contaminated during analysis at the NFSL in the 2019-20 financial year and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii) The packaging of the D1 Adult Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kits and the D7 Paediatric Sexual Assault Evidence Collections, contain different utensils, such as, evidence sealing bags, J88 forms and the collection of forensic eviclence forms, etc. The Biology Section of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), receives the collected evidence with samples, for analysis purposes. The FSL does not register and keep track of the type of evidence collection kits received and thus cannot distinguish between the D1 Adult Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kits and D7 Paediatric Sexual Assault Evidence Collections.

(aa) On 20 July 2020, the number of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples received and still in the process of being analysed, was as follows:

Eastern Cape: DNA Analysis Laboratory

1 079

Gauteng/Head Office: DNA Analysis Laboratory

12 030

Western Cape: DNA Analysis Laboratory

4 014

KwaZulu-Natal: DNA Evidence Recovery Laboratory

896

Total

18 019

(bb) Based on the Quality Management System, in accordance with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 17025: Quality Control Principles, a total of 52 DNA samples were identified as contaminated, during the processing of the samples, in 2019/2020.

The FSL registers a non-conformance for all samples that have been contaminated. In line with the requirements of the ISO-17025, a root cause analysis is performed and corrective action identified, to prevent or minimise possible future reoccurrence. The table below, reflects the details, with the regard to the 52 DNA samples, mentioned above:

DNA finding report issued , due to the availability of additional exhibit material

Reference

Area of contamination

No result reported in cases additional due to the non- availability of exhibit material

Ref NC 19/04/19 (two cases)

Ref NC 10/06/19 (one case) Three cases involved

No result could be reported

Sample submissions. The

contamination was due to the manner, in which the samples were processed.

ex

DNA finding report issued , due to the availability of additional exhibit material

NC 08/04/19 (two cases)

 

NC 13/04/19 (two cases)

 

NC 15/04/19 (two cases)

 

NC 19/04/19 (two cases)

 

NC 24/04/19 (two cases)

 

NC 02/05/19 (two cases)

 

NC 03/05/19 (two cases)

Sample submissions. The

NC 07/05/19 (two cases)

contamination was due to the

NC 10/06/19 (nine cases)

manner, in which the samples were

NC 01/07/19 (two cases) NC 02/07/19 (two cases)

processed.

NC 03/07/19 (four cases)

 

NC 09/07/19 (two cases)

 

NC 10/11/19 (two cases)

 

NC 06/02/20 (two cases)

 

39 cases involved

 

NC 11/04/19 (one case)

Evidence recovery and sample processing. The contamination was due to the ma e

samples were handled.

NC 20/04/19 (one case)

 

NC 08/06/19 (one case)

 

NC 02/01/20 (one case)

 

Four cases involved

 

NC 03/06/19

Two cases involved

Tissue isolation laboratory. The contamination was due to utensils not properly sanitised.

DNA finding pending, on receiving retake of buccal samples

NC 06/06/19 (one case ) NC 07/06/19 (one case)

NC 12/06/19 (one case) NC 13/06/19 (one case) Four cases involved

Collection/submission step of buccal samples. The contamination was due to the manner, in which the samples were handled.

A summary of the interventions and quality control implemented, for the 52 DNA samples that were identified as contaminated, is reflected in the table below:

Finding

Intervention

Quality control measures

In 49 of the 52

cases, additional samples (uncompromised) were available to process and provide the DNA

findings.

An investigation

was conducted in respect of each contamination, to determine the root causes and corrections to be made.

A risk assessment was done to

determine all risks within the area where the contamination occurred.

Daily monitoring of the risks has been implemented and trends in

this area, is closely monitored.

Reply to question 1582 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
DATE: 2020/08/18=9

Reply to question 1582 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 26/08/2020

27 August 2020 - NW1699

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Police

Whether there are any plans to re-open the Kocksoord Police Station in the Randwest Local Municipality to cater for the rural communities; if not, what (a) are the reasons for the police station not to be re-opened and (b) other plans are in place to ensure the safety of the rural communities affected by the closure of the specified police station; if so, on what date will the specified police station be re-opened?

Reply:

The feasibility study, into the reopening of the Kocksoord Satellite Police Station was finalised with the recommendation that it be re-established, as a Satellite Police Station. The completed feasibility study is currently circulating, for recommendations and a decision.

The re-opening of the Kocksoord Satellite Police Station can only be effected after the approval thereof.

Rural Policing is conducted by the Randfontein Police Station. The police station was issued with a dedicated vehicle for rural safety and the sector patrol vehicle is also utilised, when necessary.

Reply to question 1699 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE
DATE: 2020-08-12

Reply to question 1699 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 26/08/2020

27 August 2020 - NW1545

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

What steps are being taken by the SA Police Service to control institutions that are accredited to issue firearm competency certificates to ensure compliance with all requirements;

Reply:

  1. The steps, which are taken by the South African Police Service (SAPS), to control institutions that are accredited to issue firearm competency certificates and to ensure compliance with all requirements, are as follows:

o Conducting of annual and ad Doc compliance inspections, at non-official institutions, including firearm training providers, in terms of Section 109 of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act ND. 60 of 2000).

  1. The Minister of Police will decide whether he will make a statement, on this matter.

 

Reply to question 1545 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
DATE: 2020/08/27

Reply to question 1545 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENRAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 26/08/2020

27 August 2020 - NW1440

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Gondwe, Dr M to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) measures has he put in place in order to protect frontline Police Officers from contracting Covid-19 and (b) are the budgetary implications associated with the measures implemented in this regard;

Reply:

(1)(a) The measures, which have been put in place to protect the frontline members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), are as follows:

Putting systems and processes in place, by:
The development and implementation of SAPS Protocols on the containment and management of COVID-19, within the SAPS.
The development and implementation of training modules on COVID-19 symptoms, prevention and organisational protocols.
The implementation of the SAPS Infection Control Standard Operating Procedures.

The development of protocols for the decontamination of buildings.

The appointment of a National and Provincial Steering Committees, to oversee COVID-19 activities and implementation of the SAPS COVID-19 protocols.

The procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitisers and fogging and decontaminating equipment and chemicals for SAPS members, buildings, equipment and vehicles used by SAPS members.

Compiling a resource list of designated hospitals, to handle SAPS member referrals.

The in-sourcing of services, for the disposal of PPEs.


Empowering frontline officers, by:

Training of police officers on COVID-19 symptoms, prevention and management.

Conducting awareness and information sharing sessions at police stations,

roadblocks and other points, which are serviced by SAPS officers. o Training of police officers, on the correct use and disposal of PPEs.

Sharing of information through articles, memorandums and emails, to SAPS members and their families.

Continuous care and support of police officers:
Counselling and care of confirmed positive cases and contacts.

Counselling of family members of members, who tested positive.

Offering advisory services to members, whilst in self-isolation and quarantine.

Assisting SAPS members with placement in isolation and quarantine centres.

Identification of facilities to use as quarantine or isolation sites for SAPS members.

Debriefing of colleagues in cases of confirmed positive cases.

Answering police officers queries and questions, through the COVID-19 Call Centre.

Reasonable accommodation of “vulnerable members”, to ensure their protection and safety.

Developing a rotational schedule, to ensure social distancing and minimise member’s engagement and interaction, within SAPS buildings and workplaces.

Decontaminating of all workplaces and buildings, after confirmed cases.

Continuous sharing of new information, number of cases, new treatment and prevention methods with SAPS members and their families.

Stakeholder involvement and engagement of the following key roleplayers, with regard to SAPS members’ health and wellness, on COVID-19 related issues:

Police Medical Aid Scheme (POLMED).

Government Employee Medical Aid Scheme (GEMS).

Labour Unions- Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) and the South African Police Union (SAPU).

Department of Health.

Department of Public Works.

(1)(b) An amount of R3,7 billion was allocated to the SAPS, during the 2020 Special Adjustments Estimates, to provide for additional funding for this purpose.


(2)(a) Yes, training was provided, prior to the commencement of the lockdown.

(2)(b) Yes, training was also provided during lockdown. The training was in the form of continuous training on parades and roadblocks, workshops, awareness sessions, counselling and therapy sessions, a national 24/7 operated COVID- 19 hotline and video conferencing. The training entails, inter alia, the following: o The terms of reference for Steering Committees.

Understanding COVID-19 and related terminologies.

Protocols for the containment and management of COVID-19, within the SAPS and the country.

Prevention and protection measures of COVID-19.

Requirements and usage of resources, including PPEs for the prevention and control of COVID-19.

Required registers, related to the management of COVID19 and the completion, thereof.

Precautionary measures during the prevention and control of COVID-19.

Safety Health and Environment (SHE) management:

Sanitisation and decontamination of buildings, offices, cells, etc.

Medical waste disposal.

Reply to question 1440 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/12

Reply to question 1440 approved/

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 26/08/2020

27 August 2020 - NW1335

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of (a) arrests did the SA Police Service make for illegal invasions of land owned by the State and (b) the specified arrests resulted in prosecution in each (i) province and (ii) of the past five financial years?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i) and (ii)

The crime, which is registered when an illegal invasion of land occurs, is "trespassing”. The South African Police Service (SAPS) systems do not contain information on whether the trespassing occurred on a private or state owned land. Therefore, the information, which is requested in this question, cannot be provided.

Reply to question 1335 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/08/13

Reply to question 1335 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 26/08/2020