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30 October 2017 - NW3090

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) How many forensic science laboratories are currently (i) owned and/or (ii) administered by the SA Police Service (SAPS) in each province and (b) where is each laboratory located; (2) (a) how many forensic science laboratories does his department plan to set up in each province in the (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19 and (iii) 2019-20 financial years, and (b) (i) where will each laboratory be set up and (ii) what are the projected costs in each case?

Reply:

(1)(i)(ii)(b)

FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORY: PRETORIA

Services provided

Location

Owned/Leased

Ballistics

Silverton

Owned

Scientific Analysis

Silverton

Owned

Chemistry

Silverton

Owned

Questioned Documents

Pretoria CBD

Leased

Victim Identification Centre

Tulbagh Park(Hatfield)

Leased

Biology

Acardia

Owned

FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORY: WESTERN CAPE

Forensic Science Laboratory

Plattekloof

Owned

FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORY: EASTERN CAPE

Forensic Science Laboratory

Port Elizabeth

Owned

FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORY: KWAZULU-NATAL

Ballistics

Amanzimtoti (Kingscrest building)

Leased

Biology and Chemistry

Amanzimtoti (Nedbank building)

Leased

Questioned Documents

Durban South

Leased

Scientific Analysis

Durban Central

Leased

(2)(a)(i)(ii)(iii)(b)(i)(ii)

 

2017/2018

2018/2019

2019/2020

Where

None

Mpumalanga (Chemistry & Ballistics)

None

Cost

None

Renovations: R11 468 616,00

Access control systems: R20 005 178,00

Recruitment and training: R500 000,00

Procurement of Laboratory and office furniture: R11 540 420,00

Procurement of Laboratory equipment:

R16 000 000,00

Procurement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment: R21 159 066,00

Official launch: R300 000,00

Total: R80 973 280,00

The cost of planning the Forensic Services facility in Pinetown, to support the National Forensic Strategy, is unknown at this stage.

None

30 October 2017 - NW3138

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What number of vehicles from the Edenvale 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.

Eight.

b. Time frame (from which date).

1. BSZ161B: 2017-09-13.

2. BSY260B: 2017-09-29.

3. BSZ511B: 2017-10-02.

4. BTR564B: 2017-10-02.

5. BTJ351B: 2017-09-02.

6. BSP576B: 2017-10-06.

7. BTV075B: 2017-10-09.

8. BSL436B: 2017-09-15.

c. Mechanical problem.

1. Gearbox.

2. Gearbox and clutch.

3. Electrical and clutch.

4. Panel beating and engine.

5. Clutch overall.

6. Panel beating and engine.

7. Clutch kit.

8. Clutch.

(2) Eight.

30 October 2017 - NW3095

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What are the relevant details of the shortage of (a) DNA primer kits, (b) sample holders, (c) chemicals and (d) other consumables necessary for DNA analysis at each forensic science laboratory administered by his department; (2) what number of Genetic Sample Processing System (GSPS) machines does his department own; (3) whether each GSPS machine is being utilised at full capacity; if not, why not; if so, what number of samples on average are processed in a week?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(c)(d)

a

There is no shortage of DNA reagent kits, for analysing DNA samples. However, there is currently a shortage of DNA buccal sample collection kits, which are used to collect buccal samples from persons arrested and charged for schedule eight offences, in accordance with the DNA Act.

b

There are no shortages of sample holders.

c

There are no shortages of chemicals.

d

There are no shortages of other consumables, necessary for DNA analysis.

(2) and (3) The Forensic Science Laboratory had one functional Genetic Sample Processing System (GSPS), which was installed in 2006, for DNA analysis in the Biology Section, Arcadia. The GSPS reached the end of its life cycle, several years ago and is no longer utilised. The GSPS equipment was decommissioned, due to old technology and unavailability of maintenance/service by service providers. The GSPS has been replaced with semi-automated DNA analysis equipment, to analyse crime scene and buccal samples. The semi-automated equipment is proving to be very effective and is significantly more cost effective than the GSPS.

30 October 2017 - NW3101

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Steenkamp, Ms J to ask the Minister of Police

How many (a) analyses of soil and related materials, (b) analyses of ivory samples, (c) print and impressions comparisons, (d) analysis of explosive and propellant residues and (e) specialised forensic photograph sets were finalised by the Forensic Service Division of the SA Police Service (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(i)(ii)

 

(i)

2013/2014

(i)

2014/2015

(i)

2015/2016

(i)

2016/2017

(ii)

Since 1 April 2017

(a) Analyses of soil and related materials.

33

87

57

47

19

(b) Analyses of ivory samples.

24

14

9

20

13

(c) Print and impressions comparisons.

12

6

5

15

4

(d) Analysis of explosive and propellant residues.

100

205

286

318

290

(e) Specialised forensic photograph sets.

122

168

157

130

74

30 October 2017 - NW3096

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of vacancies exist at each forensic science laboratory that is administered by his department and (b) in each case, (i) what is the title of the position Friday, to be filled, (ii) how long has the position been vacant, (iii) what steps were taken to fill the vacancy and (iv) on what date does his department expect the vacancy to be filled?

Reply:

(a) It needs to be noted that forensic analysts are appointed in terms of the South African Police Service Act, in the Division: Forensic Services, at the Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management, Forensic Science Laboratory and Quality Management. The following vacancies exist:

CRIMINAL RECORD AND CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT

ACT OF APPOINTMENT

SALARY LEVEL

NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

WC

EC

KZN

NC

MP

FS

NW

LP

GP

TOTAL

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 13: BRIGADIER

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 12: COLONEL

1

4

2

1

4

4

3

7

4

7

37

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 10: LIEUTENANT COLONEL

14

13

19

28

15

22

19

11

15

19

175

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 8: CAPTAIN

22

13

30

55

16

10

19

16

26

48

255

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 7: WARRANT OFFICER

2

10

9

11

4

3

2

13

6

7

67

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 6: SERGEANT

1

0

2

0

1

1

5

2

0

0

12

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 5: CONSTABLE

0

1

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

3

7

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 7

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

5

CRIMINAL RECORD AND CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT

ACT OF APPOINTMENT

SALARY LEVEL

NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

WC

EC

KZN

NC

MP

FS

NW

LP

GP

TOTAL

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 6

2

0

2

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

7

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 5

0

2

7

2

1

1

2

1

2

3

21

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 3

1

4

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

9

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

TOTAL

47

48

73

98

44

43

51

53

53

89

599

FORENSIC SCIENCE LABORATORY

ACT OF APPOINTMENT

SALARY LEVEL

PTA

WC

EC

KZN

TOTAL

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 13: BRIGADIER

0

0

0

0

0

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 12: COLONEL

2

1

1

3

7

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 10: LIEUTENANT COLONEL

4

7

6

13

30

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 8: CAPTAIN

31

26

19

25

101

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 7: WARRANT OFFICER

16

4

2

4

26

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 6: SERGEANT

1

0

0

0

1

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 5: CONSTABLE

1

1

0

0

2

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 7

0

0

0

0

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 6

0

0

0

0

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 5

1

1

0

4

6

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 4

0

0

0

0

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 3

1

0

0

0

1

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 2

1

0

0

0

1

TOTAL

58

40

28

49

175

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

ACT OF APPOINTMENT

SALARY LEVEL

PTA

WC

EC

KZN

NC

GP

TOTAL

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 13: BRIGADIER

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 12: COLONEL

13

0

2

0

0

0

15

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 10: LIEUTENANT COLONEL

28

1

2

1

0

0

32

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 8: CAPTAIN

21

2

1

2

1

0

27

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 7: WARRANT OFFICER

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 6: SERGEANT

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 5: CONSTABLE

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 7

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 5

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

65

3

5

3

1

1

78

 

SUPPORT SERVICES

ACT OF APPOINTMENT

SALARY LEVEL

NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 13: BRIGADIER

0

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 12: COLONEL

0

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 10: LIEUTENANT COLONEL

1

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 8: CAPTAIN

13

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 7: WARRANT OFFICER

0

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 6: SERGEANT

0

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 5: CONSTABLE

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 7

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 6

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 5

1

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 4

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 3

1

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 2

0

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 1

0

TOTAL

16

DIVISION: FORENSIC SERVICES

ACT OF APPOINTMENT

SALARY LEVEL

NATIONAL OFFICE: PRETORIA

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 13: BRIGADIER

3

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 12: COLONEL

59

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 10: LIEUTENANT COLONEL

238

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 8: CAPTAIN

396

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 7: WARRANT OFFICER

94

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 6: SERGEANT

13

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 5: CONSTABLE

9

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 7

6

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 6

7

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 5

29

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 4

1

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 3

11

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 2

2

TOTAL

868

(b)(i) The table below, reflects the posts that are to be filled:

ACT OF APPOINTMENT

SALARY LEVEL

TOTAL

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 13: BRIGADIER

1

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 12: COLONEL

13

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 10: LIEUTENANT COLONEL

28

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 8: CAPTAIN

21

POLICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 7: WARRANT OFFICER

1

PUBLIC SERVICE ACT

SALARY LEVEL 5

1

TOTAL

 

65

(b)(ii) The posts are vacant from the 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, financial years.

(b)(iii) The vacant posts were identified and submitted to the Divisional Commissioner: Personnel Management, for approval to advertise and fill the posts.

       

(b)(iv) A total of 304 SAPS Act posts, on salary level seven, Warrant Officer/Forensic Analyst, have been approved and allocated to the Division: Forensic Services, for the 2017/2018 financial year. The approval to advertise and commence with the filling of the posts on the other levels, is pending the upliftment of the moratorium, on the filling of vacant posts.

 

30 October 2017 - NW3121

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) How many suspects have escaped from the Boksburg police station (i) in the (aa) 2015-16 and (bb) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) from 1 April 2017 up to the latest specified date for which information is available, (b) on what date did each person escape and (c) which police officers were on duty at the time of each escape; (2) whether a case of escape was registered in each case; if not, (a) why not and (b) what (i) is the name of the officer that failed to register such a case and (ii) action was taken against each officer in each case?

Reply:

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

(i)(aa) 2015/2016

(i)(bb) 2016/2017

(ii)

1 April 2017 to date

(b)

Date of escape

(c)

Officers on duty

0

7

1

19 May 2016 (6)

16 October 2016 (1)

8 May 2017 (1)

Warrant Officer PM Mabuya

Warrant Officer TJ Mdluli

Warrant Officer TZ Nyembe

(2) Yes, Boksburg, CAS 276 to 281/05/2016, CAS 185/10/2016 and CAS 85/05/2017.

(2)(a) Not applicable.

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

30 October 2017 - NW3099

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) firearm and tool mark identification, (b) identification of firearms and ammunition, (c) restoration of defaced and removed numbers on metal, (d) terminal ballistic reports, (e) vehicle accident scene reconstructions, (f) wheel and tyre examinations, (g) preliminary body fluid tests and (h) blood spatter pattern analyses were finalised by the Forensic Service Division of the SA Police Service in (i) each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(ii)

 

2013/ 2014

2014/ 2015

2015/ 2016

2016/ 2017

1 April 2017 to date

a) Firearm and tool mark identification.

13 917

13 995

17 007

19 662

10 014

b) Identification of firearms and ammunition.

11 318

11 197

10 230

1 174

6 552

c) Restoration of defaced and removed numbers on metal.

5 958

5 547

5 384

5 563

2 774

d) Terminal ballistic reports.

445

485

448

405

106

e) Vehicle accident scene reconstructions.

445

485

448

405

77

f) Wheel and tyre examinations.

52

50

63

61

29

g) Preliminary body fluid tests.

26 684

25 239

25 007

32 527

15 073

h) Blood spatter pattern analyses.

The Forensic Science Laboratory Administration System, does not have a specific function for capturing blood spatter pattern analysis separately. This analysis is done by the Ballistics and Victim Identification Centre Section, when attending crime scenes.

30 October 2017 - NW3137

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Hoosen, Mr MH to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What number of vehicles from the Tembisa South 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.

Five.

b. Time frame (from which date).

1. BSX885B: 2017-09-27.

2. BST616B: 2017-10-13.

3. BSY286B: 2017-09-27.

4. BSY695B: 2017-09-27.

5. BSW650B: 2017-10-13.

c. Mechanical problem.

1. Suspension.

2. Overheating.

3. Clutch and brakes.

4. Brakes and overheating.

5. Brake system.

(2) 40.

30 October 2017 - NW3097

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Police

Has his department or any entity reporting to him offered any reward for information that will lead to the arrest of suspects involved in (a) torture and (b) murder cases (i) in each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

We are sourcing information from our archives, the information that is required is not readily available, as each case must be verified, before the information can be submitted. 

30 October 2017 - NW3100

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) DNA profile analyses, (b) facial reconstructions, (c) mummified fingerprinting, (d) microscopic hair comparisons, (e) arson chemistry reports, (f) poison analyses, (g) crime scene toxicology reports and (h) gunshot residue analyses were finalised by the Forensic Service Division of the SA Police Service in (i) each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(g)(h)(i)(ii)

 

(i)

2013/2014

(i)

2014/2015

(i)

2015/2016

(i)

2016/2017

(ii) Since 1 April 2017

(a) DNA profile analyses

95 814

86 885

75 560

89 467

49 894

(b) Facial reconstructions

103

71

93

347

144

(c) Mummified fingerprinting

963

1 583

534

2 292

1 129

(d) Microscopic hair comparisons

765

5

10

11

0

(e) Arson chemistry reports

314

268

305

300

133

(f) Poison analyses

511

409

408

356

205

(g) Crime scene toxicology reports

2

1

2

0

0

(h) Gunshot residue analyses

2 686

2 561

2 583

2 671

1 253

30 October 2017 - NW3122

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) How many suspects have escaped from the Boksburg North police station (i) in the (aa) 2015-16 and (bb) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) from 1 April 2017 up to the latest specified date for which information is available, (b) on what date did each person escape and (c) which police officers were on duty at the time of each escape; (2) whether a case of escape was registered in each case; if not, (a) why not and (b) what (i) is the name of the officer that failed to register such a case and (ii) action was taken against each officer in each case?

Reply:

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

(i)(aa) 2015/2016

(i)(bb) 2016/2017

(ii)

1 April 2017 to date

(b)

Date of escape

(c)

Officers on duty

0

0

0

Not applicable

Not applicable

(2)(a)(b)(i)(ii) Not applicable.

30 October 2017 - NW3098

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Dreyer, Ms AM to ask the Minister of Police

For each laboratory administered by Forensic Service Division of the SA Police Service, how many entries were (a) received and (b) finalised by the (i) ballistics unit, (ii) scientific analysis unit, (iii) questioned documents unit, (iv) biology unit, (v) victim identification unit and (vi) chemistry unit in (aa) each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(aa)(bb)

(i) Ballistics

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017-04-01 to 2017-10-15

a) Received

66152

60635

80015

33620

b) Finalised

65813

58467

80301

32454

(a)(b)(ii)(aa)(bb)

(ii) Scientific Analysis

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017-04-01 to 2017-10-15

a) Received

6 063

6 642

6 961

4 116

b) Finalised

6 313

6 552

7 070

3 442

(a)(b)(iii)(aa)(bb)

(iii) Questioned Documents

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017-04-01 to 2017-10-15

a) Received

29 705

24 723

27 624

8 922

b) Finalised

29 512

25 486

27 607

9 035

(a)(b)(iv)(aa)(bb)

(iv) Biology

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017-04-01 to 2017-10-15

a) Received

112 575

165 852

505 257

243 180

b) Finalised

112 132

136 090

475 486

237 971

(a)(b)(v)(aa)(bb)

(v) Victim Identification Centre

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017-04-01 to 2017-10-15

a) Received

3 336

9 325

5 172

2 782

b) Finalised

3 248

9 349

5 188

2 815

(a)(b)(vi)(aa)(ab)

 

(vi) Chemistry

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017-04-01 to 2017-10-15

a) Received

82 078

89 215

100 185

55 999

b) Finalised

82 621

84 739

101 663

54 128

30 October 2017 - NW3120

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Esau, Mr S to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) How many suspects have escaped from the Kempton Park police station (i) in the (aa) 2015-16 and (bb) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) from 1 April 2017 up to the latest specified date for which information is available, (b) on what date did each person escape and (c) which police officers were on duty at the time of each escape; (2) whether a case of escape was registered in each case; if not, (a) why not and (b) what (i) is the name of the officer that failed to register such a case and (ii) action was taken against each officer in each case?

Reply:

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

(i)(aa) 2015/2016

(i)(bb) 2016/2017

(ii)

1 April 2017 to date

(b)

Date of escape

(c)

Officers on duty

6

0

0

21 August 2015

21 August 2015

21 August 2015

13 September 2015

Lt Col Kotze

Lt Col Tsoute

Lt Col Kotze

Lt Col Groosbeeck

(2) Yes, Kempton Park, CAS 748 and 749/08/2015, CAS 865/08/2015, CAS 885/08/2015, CAS 361 and 362/09/2015.

(2)(a) Not applicable.

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

30 October 2017 - NW3139

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Horn, Mr W to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What number of vehicles from the Tembisa 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.

Eight.

b. Time frame (from which date).

1. BTR241B: 2017-10-09.

2. BVB667B: 2017-08-21.

3. BSV311B: 2017-09-05.

4. BTV054B: 2017-09-05.

5. BSZ137B: 2017-09-11.

6. BTS565B: 2017-10-02.

7. BSZ510B: 2017-10-09.

8. BTR248B: 2017-10-09.

c. Mechanical problem.

1. Brakes and suspension.

2. Accident.

3. Accident.

4. Electrical problem.

5. Cooling system and cylinder head.

6. Brakes.

7. Brakes and battery.

8. Brakes and suspension.

(2) 61.

30 October 2017 - NW3142

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James, Ms LV to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What number of vehicles from the Elsburg 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.

Five.

b. Time frame (from which date).

1. BST319B: 2017-10-16.

2. BSS894B: 2017-09-07.

3. BSY312B: 2017-09-07.

4. BSY925B: 2017-09-27.

5. BTV078B: 2017-09-27.

c. Mechanical problem.

1. Starter not operational.

2. Alternator.

3. Gearbox.

4. Alternator.

5. Accident.

(2) 17.

 

30 October 2017 - NW3094

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total number of cases of (a) murder, (b) assault, (c) rape (d) robbery, (e) armed robbery and (f) attempts to commit the aforementioned crimes that were reported in each province in (i) each of the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)(f)(i)(ii)

The national crime figures are attached. However, the figures per province, are available on the South African Police Service (SAPS) website.

The crime figures for 2016/2017 are also on the South African Police service (SAPS)website

30 October 2017 - NW3102

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Breytenbach, Adv G to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the escape of a certain prisoner (name and details furnished) from police custody due to alleged negligence by the SA Police Service officers on or around March 2010, what steps have been taken to ensure that the specified person is rearrested and prosecuted for the crimes committed in respect of CAS 17/03/2010 opened at Dorset in Vaalwater, Waterberg in Limpopo?

Reply:

The details of the accused were circulated, as wanted, on 4 October 2010 and the circulation number is 2010/W/41973. Members of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) and informers were tasked to trace the suspect.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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 - 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 - 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.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

 

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.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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.