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30 October 2017 - NW2403

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total number of police stations in the country that have closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed in their Community Service Centres; (2) by what date will all police stations have CCTV cameras installed in their Community Service Centres?

Reply:

1. Over the years, on an ad-hoc basis according to individual needs, at least 88 police stations had Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras installed in their Community Service Centres (CSC), of which 12 are operational and 76 have reached the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced.

(2) The recently drafted Security Protocols at Police Stations Action Plan, addresses the issue of CCTV in the CSC’s. Depending on the budget allocation, as well as awarding of the CCTV contract, it is envisaged that there will be sites prioritised for implementation annually, from 2018 until 2024. Prioritisation of police stations will be made in consultation with provincial commissioners.

30 October 2017 - NW2708

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Police

How many drug-busting operations were conducted by the (a) SA Police Service and/or (b) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation at the (i) Reigerpark, (ii) Jabulani, (iii) Naledi, (iv) Rabie Ridge, (v) Dobsonville, (vi) Rietgat, (vii) Sebokeng and (viii) The Barrage Police Stations in Gauteng in each of the past 10 financial years?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)(vi)(vii)(viii)

The information is attached.

30 October 2017 - NW2944

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

(1)On what date does a certain person (name furnished) reach retirement age; (2) whether his department has been approached with a request from the specified individual for early retirement from the SA Police Service; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. Employees of the South African Police Service (SAPS), who are appointed in terms of the SAPS Act, 1995 (Act No. 68 of 1995) and who have reached the age of 60 years, as provided for by the Pension Funds Amendment Act, 2001 (Act No. 65 of 2001), must retire with pension, upon reaching that age, except in extraordinary circumstances, as contained in section 45(7)(a) of the SAPS Act.

The specified person reached the age of 60, on 12 November 2016, but was employed on a contractual basis, for a period of seven years, following his appointment, on 10 September 2015, as the National Head of the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), by the former Minister of Police.

2. No, the Department was not approached by the individual with a request for an early retirement from the SAPS.

30 October 2017 - NW2187

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What are the relevant norms and standards pertaining to the safety and security of armouries of the SA Police Service and (b) what steps are taken to ensure that armouries comply with the prescribed norms and standards; (2) (a) how many cases of theft have been reported from police armouries (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017 to the latest date for which information is available and (b) in each case, what are the particulars of the (i) type and (ii) quantity of weapons stolen?

Reply:

(1)(a) Norms and Standards applicable to the safety and security of Armourers in the South African Police Services are regulated in terms of SO(S) and

more specific SO(S) 21, 48, 51 and 55.

(b) In order to ensure that armouries comply with prescribed norms and

standards as stipulated in SO(S), parade inspections are conducted by immediate commanders, bi-annual inspections by appointed committee members, annual stocktaking, cycle counts, unannounced inspections, inspections by Internal Audit and Auditor General to ensure that firearms are correctly accounted for in terms of:

  • Location
  • Condition
  • Serial number
  • Competency
  • Type
  • Calibre

(2) aa) 2014/15

NATURE OF LOSSES

EASTERN CAPE

FREE STATE

GAUTENG

KWAZULU NATAL

LIMPOPO

MPUMALANGA

NATIONAL OFFICE

NORTH WEST

NORTHERN CAPE

WESTERN CAPE

THEFT OUT OF OFFICES/STORE

5

3

4

5

3

1

4

3

1

8

bb) 2015/16

NATURE OF LOSSES

EASTERN CAPE

FREE STATE

GAUTENG

KWAZULU NATAL

LIMPOPO

MPUMALANGA

NATIONAL OFFICE

NORTH WEST

NORTHERN CAPE

WESTERN CAPE

THEFT OUT OF OFFICES/STORE

8

 

24

18

 

 

4

2

3

 

 

cc) 2016/17

NATURE OF LOSSES

EASTERN CAPE

FREE STATE

GAUTENG

KWAZULU NATAL

LIMPOPO

MPUMALANGA

NATIONAL OFFICE

NORTH WEST

NORTHERN CAPE

WESTERN CAPE

THEFT OUT OF OFFICES/STORE

3

1

1

8

3

1

1

2

1

2

b)ii) 2014/15

NATURE OF LOSSES

EASTERN CAPE

FREE STATE

GAUTENG

KWAZULU NATAL

LIMPOPO

MPUMALANGA

NATIONAL OFFICE

NORTH WEST

NORTHERN CAPE

WESTERN CAPE

STOLEN

90

13

120

144

45

41

70

25

13

41

2015/16

NATURE OF LOSSES

EASTERN CAPE

FREE STATE

GAUTENG

KWAZULU NATAL

LIMPOPO

MPUMALANGA

NATIONAL OFFICE

NORTH WEST

NORTHERN CAPE

WESTERN CAPE

STOLEN

79

29

148

163

35

33

80

24

6

33

2016/17

NATURE OF LOSSES

EASTERN CAPE

FREE STATE

GAUTENG

KWAZULU NATAL

LIMPOPO

MPUMALANGA

NATIONAL OFFICE

NORTH WEST

NORTHERN CAPE

WESTERN CAPE

STOLEN

70

28

96

147

30

30

78

34

6

28

2(a)(ii) Since 1 April 2017

NATURE OF LOSSES

EASTERN CAPE

FREE STATE

GAUTENG

KWAZULU NATAL

LIMPOPO

MPUMALANGA

NATIONAL OFFICE

NORTH WEST

NORTHERN CAPE

WESTERN CAPE

STOLEN

34

5

45

65

14

12

36

14

5

18

30 October 2017 - NW3141

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What number of vehicles from the Germiston Police Station are currently at the mechanical workshop, (b) how long has each specified vehicle been at the mechanical workshop and (c) what are the reasons for each vehicle being at the mechanical workshop; (2) what number of operational vehicles does the specified police station currently have?

Reply:

(1)

a. Number of vehicles at the mechanical workshop.

Nine.

b. Time frame (from which date).

1. BTV052B: 2017-08-17.

2. BVB584B: 2017-09-12.

3. BTD291B: 2017-09-21.

4. BPV940B: 2017-09-28.

5. BTP909B: 2017-10-10.

6. BRS431B: 2017-10-09.

7. BNT533B: 2017-10-13.

8. BSW921B: 2017-10-11.

9. BTJ000B: 2017-10-13.

c. Mechanical problem.

1. Power steering.

2. Panel Beating.

3. Service.

4. Tyre repairs.

5. Panel beating.

6. Mechanical problem.

7. Service.

8. Clutch.

9. Mechanical problem.

(2) 62.

30 October 2017 - NW2892

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Groenewald, Mr HB to ask the Minister of Police

What is the detailed (a) breakdown of and (b) valuation for current and non-current assets and investments held by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him according to (aa) listed assets (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held and (bb) unlisted investments (aaa) directly held and (bbb) indirectly held by each of the entities, in each case breaking the current assets and investments down by 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and beyond 12 months?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii)(aa)(aaa)(bbb)(bb)(aaa)(bbb)

The South African Police Service does not possess any listed assets or unlisted investments, of a current or non-current nature.

30 October 2017 - NW2946

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Police

(1)(a) What number of persons were identified by the SA Police Services (SAPS) as having been victims of human trafficking (i) leaving the country and (ii) brought into the country in each province in each of the past five financial years, (b) what is the country of origin of each victim and (c) in which country was each victim rescued; (2) (a) whether the SAPS apprehended a suspect in each case and (b) what is the current status of each case?

Reply:

1. and (2)

We are getting information that is required from police station level, as each case must be verified, before the information can be submitted.

30 October 2017 - NW2615

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry which concluded its inquiry three years ago, any progress has been made in giving effect to its recommendations especially in relation to (a) leadership and staffing at the Family, Child and Welfare Unit, (b) the allocation of staff to the Khayelitsha Police Station, (c) the release of monthly crime statistics, (d) the development of a new police station at Makhaza and (e) backlogs at the National Chemical Laboratory; if not, why not; if so what are the relevant details?

Reply:

a) The Commander of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS), including four other members were dismissed in December 2016. Subsequently, Lieutenant Colonel Tantsi has been appointed as the Acting Unit Commander. The post will shortly be advertised, for the appointment of a permanent unit commander.

  • In August 2012, the personnel strength of the FCS Unit comprised 16 members, while in August 2017, it comprised 15 members.

b) The comparative staff allocation at Khayelitsha Police Station is as follows:

  • August 2012, the police station was allocated 310 members.
  • August 2017, the police station was allocated 324 members.

c) The policy that was approved by the South African Police Service (SAPS), in 2003, “Release of Crime Statistics: Department of Safety and Security” directs that crime statistics will be released annually. The policy states that, “A fully analysed and contextualised report on recorded crime in South Africa, including inter alia, the national, provincial and area statistics, will only be released and placed on the SAPS’s website, annually (once a year). Prior to its public release, the report will be presented to Cabinet, to inform the latter about its contents. Cabinet will then approve the release of the crime statistics to the public.

However, in 2016, the SAPS approached Cabinet to obtain approval for the release of crime statistics, on a quarterly basis. The process which is followed when releasing quarterly crime statistics, remains the same, i.e. Cabinet approves of the crime statistics to the public.

The SAPS does not intend to release monthly crime statistics, as this would have to be approved by Cabinet.

d) The clearance phase for the Makhaza (Khayelitsha) site, has been completed. The planning and design phase will be completed in the 2018/2019 financial year. Construction will commence and should be finalised within the 2022/2023 financial year.

e) The number of backlog case entries (exhibits), registered but not yet finalised, exceeding the prescribed timeframe at the end of August 2017, nationally is 1 872 of 43 251 entries.

It needs to be noted that, blood alcohol and other relevant toxicology-related analyses, are performed by the Department of Health and are therefore, not included in the above statistics.

19 October 2017 - NW2704

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) SA Police Service officers in each province currently do not have firearm (i) licenses and/or (ii) competency certificates and (b) the specified officers still carry firearms?

Reply:

(a)(i) The South African Police Service (SAPS) does not issue firearm licences to police officials, but issues firearm permits instead. The firearm permit will be issued, subject to the provision that a police official proves that he/she, possesses a competency declaration. This is a declaration stating that a police official is a fit and proper person to possess a firearm and that the police official successfully completed training, in the safe handling of a firearm.

(a)(ii) and (b)

Provinces

(ii) Number of Officers who do not have competency certificates

(b) Number of officers who are not yet competent, but still carrying firearms

Eastern Cape

1 273

264

Free State

894

334

Gauteng

3 481

940

KwaZulu-Natal

1 107

125

Limpopo

1 009

543

Mpumalanga

1 117

664

North West

975

308

Northern Cape

565

170

Western Cape

913

125

Total

11 334

3 473

19 October 2017 - NW2853

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

What number of firearms (a) are currently registered in the Central Firearm Register (CFR) and (b) were registered on the CFR as at (i) 31 December 2008, (ii) 31 December 2010, (iii) 31 December 2012 and (iv) 31 December 2014?

Reply:

The following number of firearms that are registered on the Central Firearm Register (CFR) data base, pertaining to individuals (private persons) in South Africa, are as follws:

(a) A total of 2 778 073 firearms, were registered on the Central Firearm Register (CFR) data base, on 20 September 2017.

(b)(i) A total of 3 260 047 firearms, were registered on the CFR data base, on 31 December 2008.

(b)(ii) A total of 3 041 231 firearms, were registered on the CFR data base, on 31 December 2010.

(b)(iii) A total of 2 991 946 firearms, were registered on the CFR data base, on 31 December 2012.

(b)(iv) A total of 2 993 452 firearms, were registered on the CFR data base, on 31 December 2014.

13 October 2017 - NW2795

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

How many (a) councillors have been killed (i) in each province, (ii) since 2009 to-date and (iii) in each municipality and (b) people have been arrested in connection with these killings?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(iii) The information, reflecting the number of councillors killed in each province, from 2009 until 31 August 2017 and each municipality involved, is shown below:

 

(a)(i) and (ii)

(a)(iii)

Eastern Cape

5

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan

3

   

Ndlambe

1

   

Raymond Mhlaba

1

Free State

1

Naledi Municipality Wepener

1

Gauteng

4

Ekurhuleni/Etwatwa

1

   

Johannesburg

1

   

Region C, Roodepoort

1

   

Mogale City

1

KwaZulu-Natal

24

Richmond KZN

2

   

Mkhambatini

1

   

Msunduze

1

   

Amajuba

1

   

Ethekwini Municipality

1

   

Zululand District

1

   

Nongoma Municipality

1

   

Abaqulusi

1

   

Langalibalele-Estcourt

1

   

Uthukela District

2

   

Umzimkhulu

4

   

Umdoni

1

   

Umuziwabantu Municipality

2

   

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality

1

   

Umzinyathi

1

   

Umsinga

1

   

Msinga

1

   

Nquthu

1

Limpopo

0

-

0

Mpumalanga

7

Govan Mbeki

1

   

Mbombela

3

   

Dipaliseng

1

   

Bushbuckridge

1

   

Secunda

1

North West

3

Rustenburg

3

Northern Cape

0

-

0

Western Cape

1

Cape Town

1

TOTAL

45

 

45

(b) The total number of persons arrested in each province, is as follows:

Eastern Cape

3

Free State

3

Gauteng

6

KwaZulu-Natal

31

Limpopo

0

Mpumalanga

15

North West

4

Northern Cape

0

Western Cape

0

TOTAL

62

13 October 2017 - NW2824

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What are the details of the backlog in the updating and maintenance of National Firearms Registry (NFR) in each province (a) in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years and (b) since 1 April; (2) what are the main challenges experienced in the (a) updating and (b) maintenance of the NFR in each province; (3) (a) what steps has his department taken in each province to address the challenges experienced, (b) on what date were the steps taken and (c) what were the outcomes in each case?

Reply:

  1. to (3)

The information that is required is not readily available, as each case must be verified in our records, before the information can be submitted. we are checking this information in our records

13 October 2017 - NW1675

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Police

How many drug-busting operations were conducted by the (a) SA Police Service and/or (b) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation at the (i) Protea Glen, (ii) Edenvale, (iii) Eersterust, (iv) Boipatong, (v) Vosloosrus, (vi) Primrose, (vii) Diepkloof and (viii) Silverton police stations in Gauteng in each of the past 10 financial years?

Reply:

a) The total number of operations targeting illicit drugs conducted, during the specified period, by the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Gauteng is as follows:

NUMBER OF OPERATIONS TARGETING ILLICIT DRUGS CONDUCTED AT THE STIPULATED STATIONS IN GAUTENG

STATION NAME

2007 / 2008

2008 / 2009

2009 / 2010

2010/2011

2011/ 2012

2012/ 2013

2013/ 2014

2014/ 2015

2015/ 2016

2016/ 2017

i) Protea Glen

133

77

105

43

342

371

354

208

52

9

ii) Edenvale

96

72

64

273

433

86

97

75

65

82

iii) Eersterust

295

323

347

404

360

433

730

323

274

181

iv) Boipatong

365

366

388

374

372

370

394

209

579

15

v) Vosloorus

440

505

508

336

308

339

365

272

16

147

vi) Primrose

48

62

792

632

825

862

771

262

43

105

vii) Diepkloof

111

95

73

87

131

233

289

62

44

139

viii) Silverton

60

45

87

175

435

706

414

234

84

32

(b) The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) was established in 2009 under SA Police Service Amendment Act 57 of 2008, as amended SAPS 10 of 2012, the reply provided is, therefore, a consolidation of the last eight financial years.

NUMBER OF OPERATIONS TARGETING ILLICIT DRUGS CONDUCTED AT THE STIPULATED STATIONS BY DPCI

STATION NAME

 

i) Protea Glen

2

ii) Edenvale

8

iii) Eersterust

1

iv) Boipatong

2

v) Vosloorus

0

vi) Primrose

9

vii) Diepkloof

5

viii) Silverton

4

13 October 2017 - NW2707

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Police

How many drug-busting operations were conducted by the (a) SA Police Service and (b) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation at the (i) Tierpoort, (ii) Oranjeville, (iii) Hertzogville, (iv) Tumahole, (v) Koffiefontein, (vi) Makwane, (vii) Goedemoed and (viii) Viljoenskroon Police Stations in the Free State in each of the past 10 financial years?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)(vi)(vii) and (viii)

The information is reflected in the attached annexure.

13 October 2017 - NW1676

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Police

How many drug-busting operations were conducted by the (a) SA Police Service and/or (b) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation at the (i) Nsuze, (ii) Ndumo, (iii) Paddock, (iv) Helpmekaar, (v) Umbumbulo, (vi) Thornville, (vii) Gowan Lea and (viii) Inchanga police stations in KwaZulu-Natal in each of the past 10 financial years?

Reply:

a) The total number of operations targeting illicit drugs conducted, during the specified period, by the South African Police Service (SAPS) in KwaZulu-Natal is as follows:

NUMBER OF OPERATIONS TARGETING ILLICIT DRUGS CONDUCTED AT THE STIPULATED STATIONS IN KWAZULU-NATAL

STATION NAME

2007 / 2008

2008 / 2009

2009 / 2010

2010/2011

2011/ 2012

2012/ 2013

2013/ 2014

2014/ 2015

2015/ 2016

2016/ 2017

i) Nsuze

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

ii) Ndumo

29

46

54

71

70

37

20

24

12

8

iii) Paddock

330

326

316

287

217

209

161

106

42

10

iv) Helpmekaar

53

44

49

48

34

48

45

8

1

7

v) Umbumbulu

237

226

190

139

60

38

37

34

14

8

vi) Thornville

159

157

158

130

94

81

68

62

51

45

vii) Gowan Lea

125

144

141

205

241

113

55

52

24

0

viii) Inchanga

145

130

99

66

60

25

71

38

16

7

(b) The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) was established in 2009 under SA Police Service Amendment Act 57 of 2008, as amended SAPS 10 of 2012, the reply provided is, therefore, a consolidation of the last eight financial years.

NUMBER OF OPERATIONS TARGETING ILLICIT DRUGS CONDUCTED AT THE STIPULATED STATIONS BY DPCI

STATION NAME

 

i) Nsuze

0

ii) Ndumo

0

iii) Paddock

2

iv) Helpmekaar

0

v) Umbumbulu

0

vi) Thornville

0

vii) Gowan Lea

0

viii) Inchanga

0

13 October 2017 - NW2690

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service and/or the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation are currently engaged in any investigation concerning the Public Protector’s report entitled State of Capture which was referred in terms of section 6(4)(c)(i) of the Public Protector Act, Act 23 of 1994, as amended; if not, what are the legal grounds for the decision not to investigate; if so, what are the relevant particulars?

Reply:

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), can confirm that it is currently engaged in investigations concerning matters cited in the Public Protector’s State of Capture Report and that criminal cases have been opened by various complainants prior to and subsequent to the release of the State of Capture Report. The complaints have been reported by individuals, either in their private capacity as concerned citizens, and or, representatives of their affiliated organisations.

13 October 2017 - NW2826

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

Was a retirement package approved for former National Police Commissioner, Ms Riah Phiyega; if not, (a) is a package being negotiated and (b) what are the relevant details; if so, (i) what is the total amount to be paid out to the specified person, and (ii) what is the itemised breakdown of this amount?

Reply:

No retirement package was approved for former National Police Commissioner, Ms Riah Phiyega. General Phiyega was appointed, as contemplated in section 7(1) of the South African Police Service Act, 1995 for a period of five years. The term of office of General Phiyega expired on 11 June 2017, and she was paid the normal service termination benefits associated with the termination of a contract of service in the Public Service.

(a) No package is being negotiated.

(b)(i) and (ii) Not applicable.

13 October 2017 - NW2617

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Lekota, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What progress has been made with regard to the implementation of the new police reservist policy, (b) what is the total number of reservists who have been enlisted in terms of the policy and (c) of these newly enlisted reservists, how many are from the farming and/or rural areas of the country?

Reply:

a) Since the approval of the reservist policy, by the former Minister of Police in 2012, the implementation of the new reservist policy is still in progress. The approved policy for reservists does not cater only for farming or rural areas but it was developed to cover ALL the provinces of South Africa and to manage the command and control of reservists at police stations.

b) The total number of reservists who have been enlisted in terms of the policy:

PROVINCE

ACTIVE RESERVISTS

Gauteng

3 182

Western Cape

1 649

Eastern Cape

1 191

KwaZulu-Natal

572

Free State

844

Mpumalanga

1 226

North West

934

Northern Cape

815

Limpopo

1 584

TOTAL

11 997

c) The response with regards to the total number of newly enlisted reservists that were employed from the farming and/or rural areas of the country, will be submitted in due course.

13 October 2017 - NW2825

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Carter, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

(1)(a) How many members of the SA Police Service were injured on duty in each province (i) in the (aa) 2013-14, (bb) 2014-15, (cc) 2015-16 and (dd) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what was the cause of injury in each case; (2) were the specified members compensated; if not, why not; if so, what was the date (a) on which the injury took place, (b) that the claim was lodged and (c) on which pay-out was effected?

Reply:

(1) and (2)

we are still checking the information question required at other State Departments, namely, Department of Labour: Compensation Fund, as well as the National Treasury: Government Pension Administration Agency..

 

13 October 2017 - NW697

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Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Did (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him participate in the Dialogue with the President: Unpacking of the SONA 2017 on Radical Economic Transformation Implementation event hosted at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban, on 25 February 2017; if so, what amount was spent in each case; (2) did (a) his department or (b) any entity reporting to him participate in the auction of the (i) souvenirs or (ii) personal belongings of the President of the Republic, Mr Jacob G Zuma; if so, (aa) which items were purchased and (bb) at what cost, in each case?

Reply:

Honorable Minister Fikile Mbalula was a minister of Sport and Recreation and has replied to this parliamentary question while still the minister of Sport and Recreation.

12 October 2017 - NW2795

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

How many (a) councillors have been killed (i) in each province, (ii) since 2009 to-date and (iii) in each municipality and (b) people have been arrested in connection with these killings?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(iii) The information, reflecting the number of councillors killed in each province, from 2009 until 31 August 2017 and each municipality involved, is shown below:

 

(a)(i) and (ii)

(a)(iii)

Eastern Cape

5

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan

3

   

Ndlambe

1

   

Raymond Mhlaba

1

Free State

1

Naledi Municipality Wepener

1

Gauteng

4

Ekurhuleni/Etwatwa

1

   

Johannesburg

1

   

Region C, Roodepoort

1

   

Mogale City

1

KwaZulu-Natal

24

Richmond KZN

2

   

Mkhambatini

1

   

Msunduze

1

   

Amajuba

1

   

Ethekwini Municipality

1

   

Zululand District

1

   

Nongoma Municipality

1

   

Abaqulusi

1

   

Langalibalele-Estcourt

1

   

Uthukela District

2

   

Umzimkhulu

4

   

Umdoni

1

   

Umuziwabantu Municipality

2

   

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality

1

   

Umzinyathi

1

   

Umsinga

1

   

Msinga

1

   

Nquthu

1

Limpopo

0

-

0

Mpumalanga

7

Govan Mbeki

1

   

Mbombela

3

   

Dipaliseng

1

   

Bushbuckridge

1

   

Secunda

1

North West

3

Rustenburg

3

Northern Cape

0

-

0

Western Cape

1

Cape Town

1

TOTAL

45

 

45

(b) The total number of persons arrested in each province, is as follows:

Eastern Cape

3

Free State

3

Gauteng

6

KwaZulu-Natal

31

Limpopo

0

Mpumalanga

15

North West

4

Northern Cape

0

Western Cape

0

TOTAL

62

12 October 2017 - NW2706

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Police

How many drug-busting operations were conducted by the (a) SA Police Service and/or (b) Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation at the (i) Tweespruit, (ii) Roadside, (iii) Rouxville, (iv) Glen, (v) Verkeerdevlei, (vi) Reitz, (vii) Allanridge and (viii) Memel Police Stations in the Free State in each of the past 10 financial years?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)(vi)(vii) and (viii)

The information is reflected in the attached annexure.

 

12 October 2017 - NW2457

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

How many protests occurred in each municipality in the (a) 2014, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016 calendar year?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c) The requested information is reflected in the attached annexure.

12 October 2017 - NW2356

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to his reply to question 1208 on 13 June 2017, why was the information requested deemed as not applicable to the President and Deputy President; (2) under which subprogramme of the Protection & Security Services division does the Presidential Protection Service assigned to the President and Deputy President fall under, if it is not deemed to fall under VIP Protection Services?

Reply:

1. The Division: Protection and Security Services, is not at liberty to disclose detailed security information pertaining to the President and Deputy President. Therefore, the response below covers the total deployment for those financial years.

(1)(a)(b)(i)(aa) 1 066.

(1)(a)(b)(i)(bb) 1 131.

(1)(a)(b)(i)(cc) 1 162.

(1)(a)(b)(i)(dd) 1 369.

(1)(a)(b)(ii) 1 388.

(2) The Presidential Protection Service is not under the subprogramme of Protection and Security Services. In terms of the organisational structure, both are under programme five.

12 October 2017 - NW2410

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Is Berning Mtandazo Ntlemeza still employed by any entity or body within his department; if not, what are the full details regarding his (a) date of termination of service and (b) full exit salary package; if so, (i) in what unit or department is the specified person employed, (ii) what is the specified person’s current (aa) post description and (bb) salary level and (iii) are there any (aa) disciplinary processes and/or (bb) criminal investigations ongoing against the specified person?

Reply:

  1. Service have been terminated in line with SCA ruling
  2. No existing package
  3. Appointment ruled unlawful since inception

12 October 2017 - NW2857

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Boshoff, Ms SH to ask the Minister of Police

(a) How many teachers from Bothitong High School (i) have had complaints of rape and/or sexual assault laid against them with the SA Police Service (SAPS) and (ii) on what date was the complaint laid in each case, (b) what progress has been made in each of these cases and (c) what is the SAPS doing to ensure that these victims, as well as other learners at the school that may have been victimised, are not intimidated into silence?

Reply:

(a)(i) Two teachers from the Bothitong High School have had complaints of rape/or sexual assault laid against them, with the South African Police Service (SAPS).

(a)(ii) Bothitong CAS 35/08/2017 - Sexual Assault: reported to the SAPS on 2017-08-22.

Bothitong CAS 1/09/2017 - Attempted Rape: reported to the SAPS on 2017-09-01.

b) Bothitong CAS 35/08/2017 - Sexual Assault.

  • The suspect in question was arrested on 2017-09-01.
  • The bail hearing was held on 2017-09-04, but was postponed to 2017-09-05, when bail was granted. According to the bail conditions, the suspect must report to the Bothitong Police Station twice a day, three times a week. The suspect must not make contact or interfere with the victim or any of the witnesses.
  • The court case has been postponed to 2017-10-24.
  • The teacher has been suspended.

Bothitong CAS 1/09/2017 - Attempted Rape.

  • The suspect in question was arrested on 2017-09-01.
  • The bail hearing was held on 2017-09-04, but was postponed to 2017-09-08 when bail was granted. According to the bail conditions, the suspect must report to the Bothitong Police Station twice a day, three times a week. The suspect must not make contact or interfere with the victim or any of the witnesses.
  • The court case has been postponed to 2017-10-24.
  • The suspect has been suspended.

(c) An awareness campaign was conducted at the school and was escalated to the surrounding schools, where leaners were told about their rights and where cases should be reported to. The awareness campaign has resulted in additional cases being reported, which are under investigation. The awareness campaign focused on informing learners of their rights and of the bail conditions that are applicable to the suspects.

12 October 2017 - NW2334

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Mokgalapa, Mr S to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) criteria and (b) factors are taken into account when deciding on rank promotions in the SA Police Service?

Reply:

Promotions in the South African Police Service (SAPS) are regulated by the SAPS Employment Regulations, 2008, in exceptional circumstances and under normal circumstances by the Promotion and Grade Progression Policy of the SAPS, as per Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council Agreement, 3 of 2011. The criteria and factors taken into account when deciding on rank promotions in the SAPS, are as follows:

a) Criteria:

In terms of Regulation 45(9) of the SAPS Employment Regulations, 2008 the National Commissioner may promote an employee into a post without advertising the post and without following the selection process, if the National Commissioner is satisfied that the employee qualifies, in all respects for the post. There are exceptional circumstances that warrant a deviation from the said subregulation if such a deviation is in the interest of the SAPS and if the National Commissioner recorded the reasons for the deviation, in writing. The Promotion and Grade Progression Policy of the SAPS provides as follows:

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADE PROGRESSION

Constable to Sergeant

A minimum of seven years service as member of the SAPS (Including periods of training on contract as trainee, periods of apprenticeship or learnership).

From Sergeant to Warrant Officer

A minimum of seven years uninterrupted service in the rank of Sergeant.

From Warrant Officer Band B1 to Warrant Officer Band B2

A minimum of one year uninterrupted service in the Service on Band B1 and on notch five of Band B1 or a higher notch.

REQUIREMENTS FOR POST PROMOTION

From Constable to Sergeant

At least an NQF 6 qualification and a minimum of two years uninterrupted service on the level of a Constable (including periods of training on contract as trainee, periods of apprenticeship or learnership);

OR

At least a minimum of four years uninterrupted service on the level of a Constable (including periods of training on contract as trainee, periods of apprenticeship or learnership).

From Sergeant to Warrant Officer

At least an NQF 6 qualification and a minimum of two years uninterrupted service on the level of a Sergeant;

OR

At least a minimum of four years uninterrupted service on the level of a Sergeant.

From Warrant Officer to Lieutenant

At least an NQF 6 qualification and a minimum of two years uninterrupted service on the level of a Warrant Officer;

OR

At least an NQF 4 qualification and a minimum of four years uninterrupted service on the level of a Warrant Officer.

From Captain to Lieutenant Colonel

At least an NQF 6 qualification and a minimum of two years uninterrupted service on the level of a Captain;

OR

At least an NQF 4 qualification and a minimum of four years uninterrupted service on the level of a Captain.

From Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel

At least an NQF 6 qualification and a minimum of two years uninterrupted service on the level of a Lieutenant Colonel;

OR

At least an NQF 4 qualification and a minimum of four years uninterrupted service on the level of a Lieutenant Colonel.

b) Factors:

Grade Progression is based on the following principles:

  • Availability of Funds;
  • Recognition of Performance;
  • Years of service on a Salary Level or Rank;
  • Suitability; and
  • Subject to the provisions above, the grade progression of members, who qualify for grade progression, must be effected within that financial year.

Post Promotions are based on the following principles:

  • Availability of vacant funded posts; and
  • Advertisement and selection process.

The selection of a candidate must be based on the candidate’s:

  • Competence based on the inherent requirements of the job or the capacity to acquire, within a reasonable time, the ability to do the job;
  • Prior learning, training and development;
  • Experience gained in the field of the post;
  • Compliance with representivity at the level that is applicable to the post (in terms of the guidelines provided by the office of the National Commissioner or the Employment Equity Plan of the relevant business unit);
  • Record of pending criminal or disciplinary investigations, previous criminal convictions or valid disciplinary findings of misconduct against him or her; and
  • Health, if good health is an inherent requirement of the post.
  • Satisfactory performance (evidence of at least satisfactory performance);
  • Years of service on a salary level or rank;
  • Suitability; and
  • The National Commissioner is under no obligation to fill an advertised post.

Notwithstanding the above, the National Commissioner may, for the purposes of improving effectiveness, service delivery or representivity, waive any requirement(s) for promotion, as set out in the Policy, in respect of any employee and promote such employee if he or she is satisfied that the employee is suitable for promotion.

12 October 2017 - NW2740

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Ross, Mr DC to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the total number of vacancies that currently exists in the SA Police Service, (b) what are the salary levels of the specified vacancies and (c) what amount in remuneration packages will be needed to fill the vacancies?

Reply:

a) The total number of vacancies that are currently existing in the South African Police Service (SAPS), is 2 836, taking into consideration the oversupply of salary level four and below, due to the entry level enlistments of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Public Service Act in each financial year.

         

 

 

     

 

 

     
         

 

 

     

 

 

     
 

Fixed Establishment 2017/2018

 

 

Actuals as on 2017-09-30

 

 

GAP (vacancies(-) / surplus (+))

 

SAPS

 

SAPS

 

SAPS

Salary Level

 

PA

PSA

Total

 

Salary Level

PA

PSA

Total

 

Salary Level

PA

PSA

Total

SL16

 

1

2

3

 

SL16

0

2

2

 

SL16

-1

0

-1

SL 15

 

32

0

32

 

SL 15

33

1

34

 

SL 15

1

1

2

SL 14

 

222

1

223

 

SL 14

214

4

218

 

SL 14

-8

3

-5

SL 13

 

814

4

818

 

SL 13

684

9

693

 

SL 13

-130

5

-125

SL 12

 

2 775

4

2 779

 

SL 12

2 192

5

2 197

 

SL 12

-583

1

-582

SL 11

0

0

0

 

SL 11

0

0

0

 

SL 11

0

0

0

SL 10

7 297

3

7 300

 

SL 10

6 406

3

6 409

 

SL 10

-891

0

-891

SL 9

0

0

0

 

SL 9

0

0

0

 

SL 9

0

0

0

SL 8

 

17 475

51

17 526

 

SL 8

15 987

131

16 118

 

SL 8

-1 488

80

-1 408

SL 7

 

33 184

4 052

37 236

 

SL 7

32 434

3 625

36 059

 

SL 7

-750

-427

-1 177

SL 6

 

29 437

1 372

30 809

 

SL 6

26 460

2 684

29 144

 

SL 6

-2 977

1312

-1 665

SL 5

 

63 135

23 904

87 039

 

SL 5

61 605

24 498

86 103

 

SL 5

-1 530

594

-936

SL 4 & below

 

0

11 235

11 235

 

SL 4 & below

3 754

11 433

15 187

 

SL 4 & below

3 754

198

3 952

Total

 

154 372

40 628

195 000

 

Total

149 769

42 395

192 164

 

Total

-4 603

1 767

-2 836

b) The salary levels for the existing vacancies, are as follows:

SL16 = 1

SL 14 = 5

SL 13 = 125

SL 12 = 582

SL 10 = 891

SL 8 = 1 408

SL 7 = 1 177

SL 6 = 1 665

SL 5 = 936

The Medium Term Framework (MTEF) for the SAPS, regulates the enlistment targets of new entry level personnel per financial year. The SAPS has a growing establishment, with set targets in its Human Resource Plan, which accommodate the continual increase in the number of personnel. The SAPS is in the process of enlisting 3 800 new entry level Police Service Act personnel and 1 200 Public Service Act personnel, to ensure the achievement of 98% of the establishment target, by 31 March of each financial year. Some of the vacant posts, or gaps on higher levels, are reserved for the career progression of personnel members.

Promotion, grade progression, internal and external advertisement processes, will also be launched in every MTEF or financial year, to address the differences on higher salary levels and to ensure the effective maintenance of the establishment, per managerial cluster.

Phase one of the 2017/2018 financial year post promotion process, will commence in February 2018.

The Component: Organisational Development, has embarked on a process of rationalising some of the Head Office organisational structures, with the aim of escalating resources to the frontline services, in order to improve service delivery to the community.

c) It will cost the SAPS an amount of R1,793 billion, to fill the indicated vacancies. This is calculated for a full year and does not include benefits, such as housing allowance, service allowance, medical contributions, etc. as additional costs will be determined by the qualification criteria, as well as the employee’s circumstances.

12 October 2017 - NW2677

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total number of firearms that have gone missing from SA Police Service (a) stores and (b) evidence rooms?

Reply:

(a) The following number of firearms that have been reported as lost, per financial year, from the South African Police Service’s provisioning stores, are reflected below:

(i) 2000/2001 - 0

(ii) 2001/2002 - 0

2002/2003 - 0

(iii) 2003/2004 - 0

(iv) 2004/2005 - 0

(v) 2005/2006 - 0

(vi) 2006/2007 - 1

(vii) 2007/2008 - 0

(viii) 2008/2009 - 0

(ix) 2009/2010 - 0

(x) 2010/2011 - 0

(xi) 2011/2012 - 0

(xii) 2012/2013 - 0

(xiii) 2013/2014 - 0

(xiv) 2014/2015 - 0

(xv) 2015/2016 - 1

(xvi) 2016/2017 - 43 firearms were discovered missing. The exact date the loss occurred is not known.

(a) A total of 20 exhibit firearms were reported lost/stolen, from SAPS 13 Stores and/or evidence rooms, in the 2017/2018 financial year. The 20 firearms were reported as stolen, at the Bellville South Police Station in the Western Cape. An investigation is currently underway.

 

12 October 2017 - NW2676

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

What is the (a) total number and (b) type of illegal firearms that the SA Police Service has confiscated in each province since 1996?

Reply:

(a)(b) The information that is requested is not readily available, as each case must be verified. A request is hereby made for an extension to obtain the information. The information will be submitted, as soon as it is available.

 

12 October 2017 - NW2908

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Steenhuisen, Mr JH to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What progress has been made in respect of CAS 567/03/2017 opened at Midrand since his reply to question 1952 on 5 September 2017; (2) whether any of the computers stolen from the offices of the Office of the Chief Justice on 18 March 2017 have now been recovered; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what has happened in the matter of the arrested suspect since it was remanded to 17 July 2017; (4) whether, with reference to his specified reply, any further investigation is being undertaken into the matter by any units in the SA Police Service; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. The case docket, Midrand CAS 567/03/2017, is currently with Advocate Broodryk, at the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), in Gauteng.
  2. None of the stolen computers have been recovered as of yet.
  3. The matter is still under investigation. The accused has been released on bail of R5000,00 and the case has been remanded to 17 October 2017.
  4. The matter is being investigated by the Gauteng Provincial Investigation Unit.

12 October 2017 - NW2385

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Purdon, Mr RK to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service (SAPS) considers rhino poaching incidents as priority crimes; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) (a) what was the average response rate of SAPS to incidents of rhino poaching (i) in the (aa) 2014, (bb) 2015 and (cc) 2016 calendar years and (ii) since 1 January 2017 and (b) what number of arrests have been made in each case; (3) whether there are specialised SAPS units assigned to investigate rhino poaching; if not, why not; if so, (a) in which provinces and (b) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Reply:

1. Yes, the South African Police Service (SAPS), considers rhino poaching to be a priority crime, due to the constant escalation of rhino poaching incidents, since 2010.

Wildlife trafficking as a form of transnational organised crime, has a negative impact on the economic development of the country and job creation, including the development of the country’s bio-diverse economy, which incorporates the tourism sector.

Wildlife trafficking is hampering the government’s ability to ensure socio-economic development, as organised crime syndicates and activities have become embedded in communities, across the country.

President Zuma declared rhino poaching to be a national security threat, in 2011. This led to the threat being attended to by the National Joint Operational Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS), which is the operational arm of the Justice Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster of Government.

The JOINTS established National and Provincial Priority Committees, in terms of the NATJOINTS Instruction, 3 of 2011. The purpose of this NATJOINTS Instruction, was to sensitise all provinces about this threat and coordinate the response, by establishing and activating National and Provincial Priority Committees to manage, implement and coordinate all joint integrated actions, as well as the efforts to curb rhino poaching and illegal hunting.

In 2012, the NATJOINTS initiated and conducted national interventions in the Kruger National Park, which was and still is affected significantly, by illegal rhino poaching. In support of provincial activities, Cabinet approved the Integrated Strategic Management Approach, to rhino poaching.

In April 2015, rhino poaching was declared a priority crime of the SAPS, by the Minister of Police. The Joint Operation Centre (JOC), was officially launched by President Zuma, in November 2015. It comprises of the following role-players: the SAPS, South African National Parks, the Department of Environmental Affairs, the South African National Defence Force, Ezemvelo, the South African Revenue Services (Customs) and the State Security Agency.

In 2014, the NATJOINTS initiated and developed the draft National Integrated Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking (NISCWT), which is police-led and intelligence informed, with multi-agency support and has the following objectives:

  • Improving law enforcement, supported by the whole of government and society, to effectively investigate, prosecute and adjudicate wildlife trafficking, as a form of transnational organised crime;
  • Increasing the Government’s ability to detect, prevent and combat wildlife trafficking in South Africa and beyond; and
  • Increasing national, regional and international law enforcement collaboration and cooperation in the combating of wildlife trafficking.

A five pillar operational plan was introduced to address the objectives, as contained in the NISCWT, which is currently implemented in the provinces most affected, through Operation Rhino, i.e. Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo. Operation Rhino is a multi-disciplinary, integrated operation, which is coordinated from the Mission Area Joint Operations Centre (MAJOC), in Skukuza, and comprises of three Tactical Joint Operations Centres (TacJOC`s), in Acornhoek, Hluhluwe and Phalaborwa, to address the five pillar operational plan.

The following is a breakdown of the five pillar operational plan:

Pillar 1: Intelligence gathering, coordination and analysis:

    • This pillar is about information collection, analysis and coordination; and
    • Intelligence structures provide intelligence for prevention, investigation and prosecution of wildlife trafficking-related crimes, within our borders, across our borders and internationally.

Pillar 2: Proactive approach:

    • This involves the maximum deployment of rangers and visible policing officers inside and outside various parks; and
    • The implementation of various community initiatives and programmes around mission areas neighbouring parks or game reserves.

Pillar 3: Combat approach:

    • This pillar includes the conducting Vehicle Control Points (VCP), road blocks, way-lays and observations at strategic points. Intelligence-driven operations, suspect tracing, airborne support and a Canine Unit search and detection capability. A document on the NISCWT was drafted and presented to the JCPS Cluster, for approval.

Pillar 4: Reactive through detection:

    • This comprises an investigative approach, which is focused on integrated crime scene management and specialised investigators, who are addressing local, national and transnational rhino-related organised crime and working with dedicated prosecutors.

Pillar 5: Communication and liaison:

    • Pillar five includes publication through the media on successes including convictions;
    • Continuous sensitising of communities, regarding the security aspects/dangers of illegal poaching;
    • Engagement with various countries, in relation to rhino DNA sampling (e.g. Mozambique, Vietnam, Czech Republic); and
    • Ongoing collaboration with Interpol with regard to operations and crime working groups, on environmental crimes.

(2)(a) The response by the SAPS, together with other role-players, was to deploy the following resources:

(2)(a)(i)(aa)

2014

SAPS Disciplines

Deployment Number

Special Task Force

40

National Intervention Unit

15

Operational Support

04

Air Support

04

TOTAL/AVERAGE DEPLOYMENT

63

(2)(a)(i)(bb)

2015

SAPS Disciplines

Deployment Number

Special Task Force

73

National Intervention Unit

202

Tactical Response Team

25

Tracing Team

21

Forensic Services

13

Operational Support

57

Crime Intelligence Gatherer

48

Air Support

12

Canine Unit

31

Detectives

26

Analysts

20

TOTAL/AVERAGE DEPLOYMENT

528

(2)(a)(i)(cc)

2016

SAPS Disciplines

Deployment Number

Special Task Force

31

National Intervention Unit

406

Tactical Response Team

183

Detective Services

119

Forensic Services

89

Operational Support

138

Crime Intelligence Gatherer

120

Analysts

78

Canine Unit

82

Tracking Team

03

TOTAL/AVERAGE DEPLOYMENT

1 249

(2)(a)(ii)

Since 1 January 2017

SAPS Disciplines

Deployment Number

National Intervention Unit

160

Tactical Response Team

98

Detective Services

81

Forensic Services

47

Operational Support

64

Crime Intelligence Gatherer

62

Analysts

23

Canine Unit

67

TOTAL/AVERAGE DEPLOYMENT

602

(2)(b)

Number of arrests

Year

Cases

Arrests

2014

565

108

2015

929

169

2016

1 070

530

1 January to July 2017

465

249

TOTAL/AVERAGE DEPLOYMENT

3 029

1 056

(3) There are 90 Stock Theft and Endangered Species Units and 22 satellite units, which are responsible for the investigation of all cases, which are related to endangered species, including rhino poaching and related crimes.

(3)(a) These units are situated as follows:

Province

Number of units

Number of satellite units

Eastern Cape

22

8

Free State

11

1

Gauteng

2

0

KwaZulu-Natal

16

3

Limpopo

8

8

Mpumalanga

11

1

North West

7

1

Northern Cape

7

0

Western Cape

6

0

TOTAL

90

22

(3)(b) No further relevant details, in this regard.

12 October 2017 - NW2625

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to the reply to question 727 on 31 March 2017, the required information has been verified yet; if not, by when will the required information be verified; if so, by when will the information be provided to Ms A Steyn?

Reply:

in line with question 727 here is the answear

(1) No. Research to compare the levels of brutality of murders on farms, with those of murders in urban areas, has not been conducted by the South African Police Service (SAPS).

(2)(a) 17 Murders on farms and small holding were reported to SAPS from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2017.

(2)(b) In four cases, four firearms were stolen.

(2)(c) One firearm was retrieved.

(2)(d) In five cases, five perpetrators were arrested.

 

12 October 2017 - NW2827

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What is the backlog in the (a) processing and (b) analysis of samples at the forensic science laboratories of the SA Police Service in each province (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017; (2) what (a) are the challenges experienced by his department to eliminate the backlog and (b) what steps has his department taken to address the challenges experienced?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(i)(aa)(bb)(cc)(ii)

SAPS

FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORIES

 

ENTRIES

 

(i) (aa)

(i) (bb)

(i) (cc)

(ii)

 

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

1 April 2017 to 30 August 2017

Gauteng

2 147

13 578

6 997

6 365

Western Cape

774

1 824

1 352

4 681

Eastern Cape

0

0

0

408

KwaZulu-Natal

383

2 915

1500

1 012

Forensic Science Laboratory

3 304

18 317

9 849

12 466

The current backlog, which is 4.8% of on-hand case entries (exhibits) on-hand, is still below the 10% target, as reflected in the South African Police Service Annual Performance Plan 2017/2018.

(2)(a) The most pressing challenge experienced by the Division: Forensic Services, is that resources to support the implementation of the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Act, are not commensurate with the increased number of crime scenes and buccal samples that the South African Police Service (SAPS) is required to respond to.

The Biology Section, within the Forensic Science Division, is responsible for the analysis of these samples and the Forensic Database Management Section, is responsible for the loading of the forensic DNA profiles, onto the DNA database, as well as performing the comparative searches, to provide forensic DNA links.

The total number of additional examiners required in these two specific sections, to analyse the increased number of DNA samples and to conduct comparative searches on the DNA database, have not yet been appointed. There is also an insufficient number of administration personnel to receive, register and handle the increased number of submissions to the various SAPS forensic laboratories.

. The Biology Section is also experiencing challenges with the procurement process of specialised DNA equipment, which will provide preventative and corrective maintenance.

The current DNA system, the STRlab system, that is maintained by the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), is unstable and unsupporting of the optimal work load in finalising the case entries within the time frames.

The Chemistry Section is experiencing a significant increase in the submission of cases, particularly less serious cases. The KwaZulu-Natal Forensic Laboratory experiences challenges with flooding of the premises, which disrupts precise procedures, leading to backlogs.

The budget of the Division: Forensic Services, is not commensurate to the significant increase in exhibit material submitted for forensic analysis. In particular, inadequate funds are available for recurring costs, such as forensic consumables and buccal sample collection kits. The reduction in the allocated budget for the Division: Forensic Services, is expected to have a negative impact on service delivery, as well as the SAPS’s ability to reduce the backlog and to improve turnaround times.

(2)(b) The acting Divisional Commissioner: Forensic Services has requested an additional posts for 76 support staff and 58 posts for forensic analysts, on 29 May 2017, to address the implementation of the DNA Act by the Biology Section and the Forensic Database Management Section.

Currently, interns are employed to assist with the increased volume of exhibits and flexi-hour shifts have been implemented, where required.

The chemistry case load is distributed to other regions, which have the capacity to handle additional cases and an additional laboratory, in the Western Cape, is now functional and also analysing exhibits. Although the capacity at the Western Cape Forensic Laboratory increased, it remains inadequate to address the increasing work load. A pilot project, using new technology with flexi-hour shifts, has also been implemented at the Western Cape Forensic Laboratory, to improve the processing of the less serious cases.

11 October 2017 - NW2180

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the total number of service firearms that have been reported as (i) missing, (ii) stolen or (iii) lost in each province (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15, (bbb) 2015-16 and (ccc) 2016-17 financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 and (b) what is the total number of the specified firearms that has been recovered in each case?

Reply:

The total number of service firearms that have been reported as (i) missing and (ii) stolen:

2014/2015

NATURE OF LOSSES

EC

FS

GP

KZN

LIM

MP

NATIONAL OFFICE

NW

NC

WC

MISSING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURING SERVICE-\CONTROL CENTRE: HANDING OVER

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

1

 

2

DURING OFFICE TAKE OVER; INSPECTIONS ETC.

6

8

4

13

1

2

 

 

 

4

LOST IN BATHROOMS; TOILETS

 

 

4

1

2

2

1

1

 

1

LOST WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL

 

 

3

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

HAND IN AFTER OPERATIONS\DUTY\SERVICE TERMINATION

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT(SAP 108)SHORTAGE HANDED IN

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOSS OF PROPERTY-DURING COLLISION

 

 

1

4

 

 

 

 

 

1

OUT OF SAP 13-STORE

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

9

13

20

4

4

2

2

0

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOLEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBBERY-TOWNSHIPS OR OTHER PLACE

42

2

57

80

15

19

32

8

1

14

ROBBERY-LIQUOR INVOLVED

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

2

HOUSEBREAKING - PROPERLY LOCKED

22

6

39

32

11

10

19

7

4

7

HOUSEBREAKING-NOT LOCKED

1

 

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

THEFT OUT OF DWELLING

8

1

7

5

3

5

1

1

4

2

THEFT OUT OF STATE VEHICLE

1

 

2

2

2

1

2

 

2

1

THEFT OUT OF PRIVATE VEHICLE

4

 

3

2

4

 

7

4

 

 

THEFT OUT OF OFFICES/STORE

5

3

4

5

3

1

4

3

1

8

LOST FROM PERSON

5

1

3

4

3

2

3

2

 

1

LOSS/THEFT - DURING EXECUTION OF OFFICIAL DUTIES

2

 

4

12

2

3

2

 

1

5

 

90

13

120

144

45

41

70

25

13

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT YET CLASSIFIED

53

 

7

 

 

 

12

 

1

2

OTHER

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

1

 

 

 

53

0

7

1

0

0

14

1

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

150

22

140

165

49

45

86

28

14

52

2015/2016

NATURE OF LOSSES

EC

FS

GP

KZ N

LIM

MP

NATIONAL OFFICE

N W

NC

WC

MISSING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURING SERVICE-\CONTROL CENTRE: HANDING OVER

1

2

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

DURING OFFICE TAKE OVER; INSPECTIONS ETC.

6

7

20

8

 

2

 

 

1

1

LOST IN BATHROOMS; TOILETS

1

 

4

2

 

1

 

 

 

1

LOST WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL

 

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

 

 

HAND IN AFTER OPERATIONS\DUTY\SERVICE TERMINATION

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT(SAP 108)SHORTAGE HANDED IN

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

3

LOSS OF PROPERTY-DURING COLLISION

2

 

1

4

1

 

 

 

 

 

( 266 ) OUT OF SAP 13-STORE

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

9

27

16

2

3

5

1

1

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOLEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBBERY-TOWNSHIPS OR OTHER PLACE

36

11

82

86

11

13

36

3

 

15

HOUSEBREAKING - PROPERLY LOCKED

16

13

27

33

11

10

19

8

1

10

HOUSEBREAKING-NOT LOCKED

2

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

THEFT OUT OF DWELLING

4

2

 

6

6

5

3

6

 

3

LOST FROM PERSON

2

2

 

3

4

 

5

1

 

1

LOSS/THEFT - DURING EXECUTION OF OFFICIAL DUTIES

2

 

6

9

 

2

10

1

 

2

THEFT OUT OF STATE VEHICLE

4

 

1

2

 

1

 

 

1

 

THEFT OUT OF PRIVATE VEHICLE

5

 

8

6

3

2

2

3

1

1

THEFT OUT OF OFFICES/STORE

8

 

24

18

 

 

4

2

3

 

 

79

29

148

163

35

33

80

24

6

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT YET CLASSIFIED

42

 

8

1

 

 

9

 

 

 

OTHER

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

43

0

10

1

0

0

9

0

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

134

38

185

180

37

36

94

25

9

38

2016/2017

NATURE OF LOSSES

EC

F S

GP

KZN

LIM

MP

NATIONAL OFFICE

NW

NC

WC

MISSING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DURING SERVICE-\CONTROL CENTRE: HANDING OVER

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

1

DURING OFFICE TAKE OVER; INSPECTIONS ETC.

25

5

5

7

2

1

1

 

 

 

LOST IN BATHROOMS; TOILETS

 

1

4

3

2

 

 

 

 

4

LOST WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAND IN AFTER OPERATIONS\DUTY\SERVICE TERMINATION

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT(SAP 108)SHORTAGE HANDED IN

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

LOSS OF PROPERTY-DURING COLLISION

1

 

1

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

( 266 ) OUT OF SAP 13-STORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

28

8

12

12

5

1

1

3

2

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOLEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBBERY-TOWNSHIPS OR OTHER PLACE

31

9

58

79

13

11

33

8

1

12

ROBBERY-LIQUOR INVOLVED

1

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSEBREAKING - PROPERLY LOCKED

13

11

21

25

4

5

26

13

1

3

HOUSEBREAKING-NOT LOCKED

2

1

1

2

 

1

1

1

 

2

THEFT OUT OF DWELLING

6

1

6

12

1

3

4

3

2

3

THEFT OUT OF STATE VEHICLE

2

2

1

7

1

1

1

3

 

1

THEFT OUT OF PRIVATE VEHICLE

2

1

4

6

4

6

4

1

 

1

THEFT OUT OF OFFICES/STORE

3

1

1

8

3

1

1

2

1

2

LOST FROM PERSON

4

2

1

4

 

1

4

3

 

3

LOSS/THEFT - DURING EXECUTION OF OFFICIAL DUTIES

6

 

2

4

3

1

4

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70

28

96

147

30

30

78

34

6

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOT YET CLASSIFIED

50

 

15

2

 

1

58

2

 

2

OTHER

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

2

 

1

 

50

0

15

2

1

2

58

4

0

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

148

36

123

161

36

33

137

41

8

38

b) The total number of service firearms that have been reported as (iii)(lost) in each province (aa) in the (aaa) 2014-15, (bbb) 2015-16 and (ccc) 2016-17 financial year

REGISTRATION FINYEAR

2014/15

PROVINCES

LOSS

HEAD OFFICE

81

P COMM EASTERN CAPE

150

P COMM FREE STATE

20

P COMM GAUTENG

139

P COMM KWAZULU/NATAL

165

P COMM LIMPOPO

49

P COMM MPUMALANGA

45

P COMM NORTH WEST

28

P COMM NORTHERN CAPE

14

P COMM WESTERN CAPE

52

Grand Total

743

REGISTRATION FINYEAR

2015/16

PROVINCES

LOSS

HEAD OFFICE

87

P COMM EASTERN CAPE

134

P COMM FREE STATE

37

P COMM GAUTENG

185

P COMM KWAZULU/NATAL

179

P COMM LIMPOPO

37

P COMM MPUMALANGA

36

P COMM NORTH WEST

25

P COMM NORTHERN CAPE

9

P COMM WESTERN CAPE

38

Grand Total

767

REGISTRATION FINYEAR

2016/17

PROVINCES

LOSS

HO

137

EC

148

FS

36

GP

123

KZN

161

LIM

36

MP

33

NW

41

NC

8

WC

37

TOTAL

760

  1. Since 1 April 2017 the total number of the specified firearms that has been recovered in each case is:

This information is for the period 1 April 2017 until 31 July 2017.

REGISTRATION FINYEAR

2017/18

PROVINCES

RECOVERY

PISTOL

11

SHOTGUN

2

Grand Total

13

11 October 2017 - NW1570

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has started the process for the appointment of a new Judge for the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation Unit (DPCI); if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) by what date will the appointment of the new DPCI Judge be finalised?

Reply:

The DPCI Judge has been appointed

11 October 2017 - NW1544

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Breytenbach, Adv G to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What is the (a) full name, (b) official designation, (c) unit details and (d) particulars of (i) the commanding officer of the SA Police Service (SAPS) (name and details furnished) and (ii) each of the three female officers who accompanied the commanding officer, who visited the Chief Whip of the Opposition, Mr J H Steenhuisen at Parliament on 12 May 2017 to take down a warning statement; (2) (a) why did the specified officers not comply with the prescripts of the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, Act 4 of 2004, as amended, regarding the serving of processes on members of Parliament inside the Parliamentary precinct and (b) what steps is his department taking to ensure that all SAPS members are aware of all relevant legislation governing the serving of processes by SAPS members; (3) has he found that the purpose of the interview was to intimidate the specified person; if so, what steps are being taken against the officers concerned to ensure that such misdirected behaviour is not repeated in future?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(c)(d)(i) Colonel MH Modise, Unit Commander of the Provincial Investigation Unit, Gauteng.

(1)(a)(b((c)(d)(i)(ii) Captain AN Mthethwa, Provincial Investigation Unit, Gauteng; Constable TR Shongwe, Provincial Investigation Unit, Gauteng; and

Constable M Mosia, Provincial Investigation Unit, Gauteng.

(2)(a) The police officers were not in the Parliamentary precinct to “execute, serve or tender for service any summons, subpoena or other processes issued by a court; or to arrest another person,” as contemplated in Section (5)(a) and (b) of Chapter 2 of the Powers, Privileges and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act, 2004 (Act No. 4 of 2004). The police officers were in the Parliamentary precinct to inform Mr Steenhuizen (MP), of the criminal case, in which he is implicated as a possible suspect and to enquire whether he was prepared to make a statement in the case.

(2)(b) Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) are aware of the relevant legislation, governing the serving of processes in the Parliamentary precinct, which requires that the express permission of, or in accordance with the directives of either the speaker, or the Chairperson, or a person authorised by the speaker, must first be obtained, before a member of SAPS may serve or execute processes issued by a court.

(3) The purpose of the interview was to inform Mr Steenhuizen (MP), of the case under investigation, in which he has been implicated as a possible suspect and to enquire whether he was prepared to make a statement in the case.

(3)(a)(b) Not applicable.

11 October 2017 - NW1576

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Motau, Mr SC to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has started the process for the appointment of a permanent Head of the Directorate for Priority Crimes Investigation (DPCI) unit; if not, (a) why not and (b) by what date does he envisage the process to be started; if so, (i) what are the relevant details and (ii) by what date does he expect to appoint a new Head of the DPCI?

Reply:

DPCI Judge has been appointed

11 October 2017 - NW2013

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Figlan, Mr AM to ask the Minister of Police

(a) Why have all crime intelligence personnel stationed at the Crime Intelligence Head Office been reposted countrywide and (b) what labour procedures were followed in this regard?

Reply:

a) The process of the transferring of personnel, stationed at Crime Intelligence Head Office, has not yet been initiated.

It needs to be mentioned that not all Crime Intelligence personnel, stationed at the Crime Intelligence Head Office, will be transferred to Crime Intelligence Cluster Stations.

Personnel from the Crime Intelligence Head Office, with the skills and ability to function at Crime Intelligence Cluster Stations, will be identified for placement, to capacitate those Crime Intelligence Cluster Stations, with the highest incidence of reported crime.

b) The process of transferring personnel from the Crime Intelligence Head Office, will be done in accordance with the provisions of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Transfer Policy and Procedures and the Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council Agreement, 5 of 1999.

The employee to be transferred will be issued with a notice of intended transfer, which will give the employee an opportunity to make representation concerning the transfer, within a period of 21 days.

The employee’s representation will be considered and a final decision will be communicated to the employee concerned, within 21 days after his or her representation.

11 October 2017 - NW2268

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What is the total number of complaints that he received after he had said that the public could report incidents of crime on his Twitter profile; (2) how many cases of each separate type of crime were reported; (3) how he handled the specified cases; (4) what number of successful prosecutions arose from this; (5) whether he will make a statement regarding the matter?

Reply:

  1. Records not kept
  2. Records not kept
  3. Reported to SAPS and other government departments
  4. Records not kept
  5. In due course

11 October 2017 - NW1730

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Kopane, Ms SP to ask the Minister of Police

Whether any staff of (a) his department and (b) each entity reporting to him were awarded any contracts or agreements to conduct business with any state entity in the (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2016-17 financial years; if so, what are the (aa)(aaa) names and (bbb) professional designations of the staff members and (bb)(aaa) details of the contract(s) and/or agreement(s) awarded and (bbb) amounts in each case?

Reply:

Details of SAPS employees who have conducted business with the SAPS, are provided in the attachment. It should, however, be noted that SAPS employees performing business with other State Departments or entities, are currently being verified.

11 October 2017 - NW2212

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to his reply to question 1943 on 6 October 2016, what are the reasons that the Tembisa South Police Station only has 24 visible police officers to cover three sectors and the client service office; (2) how many members should ideally be on duty at the client service office at any given time?

Reply:

1. The 24 members perform only sector patrols and exclude personnel who work at the Community Service Centre (CSC).

2. The Theoretical Human Resource Requirement (THRR), which is based on the workload at the police station, indicates a requirement of 59 posts for the shift-related functions. The police station has a total of 51 members in this environment, against a granted number of 41 funded posts. It is the responsibility of the relief commander to post available members, in accordance with the required shift-related functions.

10 October 2017 - NW2773

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Masango, Ms B to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the promise made by a certain person (name and details furnished) to build a police station once the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality provided the SA Police Service with land, (a) has the specified police station been budgeted for, (b) what will the strength of the police station be, (c) what size will the area of the precinct be and (d) when is it envisaged that the police station will be operational?

Reply:

1. The Cluster Commander, Major General MV Leshabane, did not promise to build a police station, as per the article on the front-page of the Tembisan, dated 14 July 2017. The entourage of the Mayor of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, was summoned by the community of Birch Acres, to answer on questions regarding service delivery and requested the Mayor’s office to provide land for the building of a police station.

a) No, the building of a new police station has not been budgeted for.

b) Not applicable.

c) Not applicable.

d) Not applicable.

10 October 2017 - NW2508

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Who made the decision on 15 August 2017 not to arrest a certain person (name and details furnished) after a case of alleged assault was opened against the specified person by a certain person (name furnished); (2) did the fact that the specified person (a) was in possession of foreign travel documents, (b) has easy access to private air travel, (c) has family ties to Zimbabwe and/or (d) was not arrested influenced by her citizenship; if not, in each case, what is the position; if so, what are the further relevant details in each case?

Reply:

1. No member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) had made the decision, not to arrest the First Lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe, on 15 August 2017, after a case of alleged assault was opened against her, by Gabriella Engels.

(2) None of the reasons provided had influenced any SAPS member not to arrest the First Lady, Grace Mugabe, since no SAPS member made the decision to not arrest the First Lady.

(2)(a) Possession of foreign travel documents – The First Lady was not arrested due to her whereabouts not being unknown, at that stage.

(2)(b) Easy access to private air travel - Upon the investigation at OR Tambo International Airport, it transpired that she arrived on 13 August 2017, via South African Airways (SAA), flight number SAA029, with Passport Number AD005540, which indicated the profession of the incumbent as the First Lady and therefore, could not have used private air travel, in this regard.

(2)(c) Family ties to Zimbabwe – Enquiries of the whereabouts of the First Lady, were made at the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria, but the investigating officer was denied access.

(2)(d) Citizenship ties Application for immunity by the First Lady, Grace Mugabe - On 17 August 2017, the investigating officer received a verbal note from the office of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, stating that the First Lady had applied for immunity and that their office was processing the application. On the 19 August 2017, the investigating officer received a Minister Minute, from the office of the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation that granted the First Lady immunity and privilege, in accordance with Section 7 (2) of the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act 2001 (Act No 37 of 2001). The docket will be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (Gauteng), for a decision.

10 October 2017 - NW2405

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) On which date was the panel constituted to conduct the disciplinary hearing of the former Acting National Police Commissioner, Kgomotso Phahlane and (b) what are the (i) full names and (ii) professional designations of each of the panel members; (2) has the specified person been placed on precautionary suspension pending the outcome of the hearing; if not, why not; if so, on what date did the suspension take effect?

Reply:

(1)(a) The panel was constituted on 8 August 2017.

(1)(b)(i) Employer Representative: Advocate MJ Ramaepadi and Chairperson: Advocate Terry Motau SC.

(1)(b)(ii) Both functionaries are practicing advocates at the Johannesburg Bar.

(2) Yes, the specified person has been placed on precautionary suspension, with effect from 10 June 2017.

10 October 2017 - NW2544

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Police

(1) With reference to the reply to question 1938 on 6 October 2016, did the Sebenza Police Station receive their six visible policing vehicles by 31 March 2017; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will they receive them; (2) What is the current total number of visible policing members at the Sebenza Police Station?

Reply:

(1) No, only two vehicles were received.

(1)(a) The station currently has a surplus of one vehicle, designated for visible policing.

(1)(b) Not applicable.

(2) There is a total number of 41 visible policing members.

10 October 2017 - NW2186

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Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

(a) How many instances of missing dockets have been reported in each province (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017 and (b) in each case, what are the relevant details pertaining to the (i) type of case, (ii) police station, (iii) circumstances under which the docket went missing, (iv) status of investigation into the loss of the docket and (v) consequences for the prosecution of the matter concerned?

Reply:

(a)(i)(aa)(bb)(cc)(ii)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v) The information is not readily available, as each case must be perused and verified. A request is hereby made for an extension, in order for the correct information to be provided.

10 October 2017 - NW2530

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Police

How many SA Police Service (SAPS) vehicles have (i) been registered and (ii) had their vehicle licences renewed in each province in each of the past three financial years, (b) how are SAPS vehicles tracked to ensure that their licences are always up-to-date and (c)(i) how many SAPS vehicles have been (aa) registered or had their licences renewed and/or (bb) not renewed subsequently in each province in the specified period and (ii) what are the reasons for this in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i)

PROVINCE

(a) (i)

Total SAPS vehicles registered in 2014/15 financial year

(a) (i)

Total SAPS vehicles registered in the 2015/16 financial year

(a) (i)

Total SAPS vehicles registered in the 2016/17 financial year

WESTERN CAPE

7068

6873

6208

EASTERN CAPE

6202

6327

6072

FREE STATE

3856

3403

3207

NORTHERN CAPE

2370

2525

2430

KWA-ZULU NATAL

8393

7908

7529

MPUMALANGA

2500

2507

2700

LIMPOPO

4020

4637

3639

GAUTENG

9971

10171

8995

NORTH WEST

2393

2565

2402

(a)(ii)

PROVINCE

(a) (ii)

Total SAPS vehicle licences renewed in the 2014/15 financial year

(a) (ii)

Total SAPS vehicle licences renewed in the 2015/16 financial year

(a) (ii)

Total SAPS vehicle licences renewed in the 2016/17 financial year

WESTERN CAPE

7064

6866

6204

EASTERN CAPE

6202

6327

6072

FREE STATE

3856

3403

3207

NORTHERN CAPE

2370

2525

2430

KWA-ZULU NATAL

8393

7908

7529

MPUMALANGA

2500

2507

2700

LIMPOPO

4020

4632

3636

GAUTENG

9971

10170

9970

NORTH WEST

2393

2565

2402

  1. At the beginning of each month, a report is drawn from the Logweb. This report is circulated to all stations with the instruction to renew vehicle licenses. Follow up reports are drawn during the month and reminders are then circulated to stations with outstanding vehicle licenses. Stations are continuously reminded to renew vehicle licenses before the license expiry date. Provisioning Administration System (PAS) report with renewable licences are also circulated on a weekly basis, with early warnings to stations and units.

(c)(bb)(ii)

Province: Western Cape

SAPS Nr of vehicle licences not renewed, per financial year:

Reason for non-renewal of vehicle licence in each case:

2014/15

SAPS 174834F

Vehicle stolen (not recovered)

SAPS BPG114B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BPL494B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BTB484B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

2015/2016

SAPS BPX656B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BRS958B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BSH415B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BSJ297B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BTG943B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BTH036B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BTH178B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

2016/2017

SAPS BRK614B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BSL90B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BSR418B

Vehicle stolen (recovered)

SAPS BTL976B

Vehicle stolen (not recovered)

PROVINCE: LIMPOPO

SAPS Nr of vehicle licences not renewed, per financial year:

Reason for non-renewal of vehicle licence in each case:

2015/2016

SAPS BPR064B

Quad bike did not appear on pas report for renewal

SAPS BRT774B

Quad bike did not appear on pas report for renewal

SAPS BNY509B

Quad bike did not appear on pas report for renewal

SAPS BPW454B

Quad bike did not appear on pas report for renewal

SAPS BRB425B

Quad bike did not appear on pas report for renewal

2016/2017

SAPS BRG940B

Vehicle boarded and fleet manager ignored renewing licence for boarded vehicles

SAPS CXN246L

Vehicle boarded and fleet manager ignored the renewing the licence for boarded vehicles

SAPS BRZ257L

Vehicle boarded and fleet manager ignored the renewing licence for boarded vehicles

Province: Gauteng

SAPS Nr of vehicle licences not renewed, per financial year:

Reason for non-renewal of vehicle licence in each case:

2015/16

SAPS nr BSB823B

Vehicle stolen (not recovered)

2016/2017

SAPS nr BRR933B

Vehicle stolen (not recovered)

10 October 2017 - NW2606

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) In light of the wave of farm murders in August 2017 during which six people were killed in 23 farm attacks, (a) what steps he is taking to improve and intensify safety in rural areas and (b) whether priority are given to farm murders as undertaken by the previous acting National Commissioner of Police, Lt-Genl Khomotso Phahlane; if not, why not; (2) whether, in light of the fact that food security is a priority of Government and is being threatened by farm attacks and murders, is he prepared to establish spesialist units for farm attacks and murders; if not, why not; (3) whether he will make a statement about the matter?

Reply:

(1) The number of incidents on farms and small holdings for August 2017, cannot be confrimed, as it is currently undergoing a verification process according to the definition for incidents of farms and small holdings.

(1)(a) To increase capacity at rural police stations in order to ensure equitable policing services to the rural communities. The following policing actions are taken to address safety in rural areas:

  • hot spots were identified where incidents occur;
  • analysis of incidents in order to determine the trends and modus operandi;
  • operations to prevent crime conducted in hot spots;
  • increase patrols in hot spots
  • visit farm owners;
  • simulation exercises to test the reaction capacity to incident specifically on farms;
  • Priority Committee meetings for Rural Safety on all levels are conducted;
  • awareness campaigns;
  • capacity building sessions with Rural Safety Coordinators on all levels; and
  • compliance inspections at rural police stations.

(1)(b) Priority continues to be provided to murders that occur on farms. Murders on farms are addressed within the Rural Safety Strategy, which is still in place and is implemented at rural and rural/urban police stations. The status of the implementation of the Rural Safety Strategy is an indicator in Programme 2: Visible Policing, in the Annual Performance Plan (APP) of the South African Police Service, for the current financial year (2017/2018).

2. Rural Safety, which includes food security, is a priority to the South African Police Service. There is no plan in place to establish specialised units, which will only address incidents and murders on farms. The plan is to increase the capacity of rural police stations, to ensure that they can provide equitable police services to all citizens, within rural communities and this includes people staying and working on farms.

3. A statement concerning the capacity building at rural police stations, will be made when the planning is completed and a plan with an allocated budget is in place.

10 October 2017 - NW2772

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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?

Reply:

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.