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01 September 2021 - NW1801

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he received an intelligence report from the former Minister of State Security about the violence that would follow the arrest of the former President, Mr J G Zuma; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

As stated in the Police Portfolio that no Intelligence report that was given, handed over to the Minister. If discussion did take place on different structures that was not conveyed to the Minister.

Position as explained above.

Reply to question 1801 Approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 2021/08/30
 

01 September 2021 - NW1869

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the KwaZulu-Natal SA Police Service are investigating him on allegations of corruption and embezzlement of State funds amounting to at least R1 billion, which allegedly took place during his tenure as the Member of the Executive Council of Transport, Community Safety and Liaison in KwaZulu-Natal; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) is the case number and (b) progress has been made with the investigation to date?

Reply:

(1). I don't know if I’m investigated by the police on this matter with exception to hear that case has been opened by an Ngo.(a). I don’t have any case number, anyway case number is for the police not for a person who is investigated.

I(b). don’t know as it is investigating team that would know.

Reply to question 1869 Approved


GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-08-27

Reply to question 1869 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 2021/08/30
 

01 September 2021 - NW1871

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

What ate the full relevant details of the (a) arrests of people who allegedly instigated the violent unrest that took place in Gauteng from 9 to 18 July 2021 and (b) progress on the specified cases?

Reply:

(a). The South African Police Service (SAPS), shall not mention the names of suspects, until they are charged in a court of law.

(b). As at 23 August 2021, a total of 16 persons had been arrested, appeared in various courts and are now accused persons on charges, relating to incitement to commit crime.

Reply to question 1871 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-08-27

Reply to question 1871 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 2021/08/30

01 September 2021 - NW1889

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Sharif, Ms NK to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether, with reference to the Ward Committee of Ward 38 in the City of Ekurhuleni which requested a permanent station for the Brackendowns SA Police Service (SAPS), with the understanding that the current structure is a temporary structure and has been so for the past 20 years, and in view of the fact that residents of the area also raised concerns about how rape victims are being assisted at the police station, the Brackendowns SAPS have a designated area where anyone who has been raped can report the case; if not, why not; if so, what was the total number of gender-based violence cases that have been reported at Brackendowns SAPS between January and May 2021; (2) whether the police station has adequate rape kits; if not, why not; if so, on what date was the station supplied with rape kits; (3) whether, with regard to the residents of the area raising the need of a permanent police station, he will furnish Ms N K Sharif with the details on how SAPS is planning to establish a permanent police station; if not, why not; if so, on what date 1s it envisaged he will have the budget for a permanent police station structure and (b) what total amount has been set aside for the permanent police station to be built around the Brackendowns area? NW2117E

Reply:

  1. Yes. the Brackendowns Police Station has a designated area at the Victim Empowerment Centre. in room number 39, where victims can report cases in private. A total of 50 cases were reported, between 1 January 2021 and 31 May 2021. The cases comprise 43 domestic violence cases and seven rape cases.
  2. Yes, the police station has sufficient rape kits and the latest consignment was delivered, on 11 July 2021.
  3. (a)(b) There is no plan to build a police station at this stage. The current building is leased. Planning for an alternative leased facility has commenced and the needs assessment was submitted to the Divisional Commissioner: Supply Chain Management (SCM).

Reply to question 1880 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-08-27

Reply to question 1889 approved/

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 2021/08/30

01 September 2021 - NW1773

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Police

(1). Whether he has any relationship with a certain person (name and details furnished) that may influence his official policy decision-making; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what is the nature of the relationship and (b) does it include discussing Crime Intelligence matters;

Reply:

(1). He is a person I know who can be described as an acquaintance.

(a). As explained above to be acquaintance.

(b). It include receiving information on different matters that may touch my work, which happens to many South Africans on daily basis.

(2). As said from above information has been received and is not classified as Intelligence information since that can be done by competent structures.

(3). Again to me whatever discussion remains information, until it is classified by those who are competent to do so. I have heard that as I was informed.

It has been explained. I receive a lot of information from the members of time community and I don’t check the security clearance status that includes the person you are talking about. Maybe General Khan as an Intelligence person and competent can explain if this was intelligence information and has advised me so.

Reply to question 1773 Approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 2021/08/30
 

27 July 2021 - NW1668

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

a) What is the total amount spent by his department on private security at the SA Police Services facilities, (b) what number of security guards are used by his department, (c) which facilities are protected by private security companies and (d) what are the further relevant details regarding private security at the facilities of his department?

Reply:

(a). There is currently no expenditure incurred by the South African Police Service (SAPS), on the deployment of private security at the SAPS facilities.
(b) The SAPS does not make use of private security guards.
© No SAPS facility is protected by private security companies. The SAPS National Management Forum took a decision to do away with private security service providers and an insourcing model has been adopted, since 5 December 2012.
(d) There are no further details, with regard to private security at SAPS buildings and facilities, however, alarm systems have been Installed at some SAPS premises to enhance security

25 June 2021 - NW1666

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total number of firearms in circulation for each year since the 2015-16 financial year with regard to (a) Individual owners, (b) official institutions and (c) non- official institutions?

Reply:

(a)(b) and (c)

Financial years

 

Total number of firearms, per owners category

 
 

Individual owners

Official institutions

Non-official institutions

2020-2021

2727620

3467398

163980

2019-2020

2819004

3330083

163653

2018-2019

2791972

3286576

159917

2017-2018

2993425

3228,946

152385

2016-2017

2993425

2965282

147824

2015-2016

3 002 858

No record on the EFRS

141400

Source: Enhanced Firearm Register System(EFRS)

Reply to question 1666 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 202107-31

Reply to question 1666 approved/not approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 04/08/2021

25 June 2021 - NW1637

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) In what total number of the murder cases that took place in the (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20 and (d) 2020-21 financial years, the murders were committed in each case with (i) legal and/or licensed firearms, (ii) illegal and/or unlicensed firearms, (iii) knives and/or (v) other sharp objects; (2) whether he will make a statement on the matters?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(c)(d)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)

 

(1)(a) 2017/2018

(1)(b) 2018/2019

(1)© 2019/2020

(1)(d) 2020/2021

& (ii)

Firearms

6669

7373

7752

8388

 

Knives

4902

4772

4553

3675

 

Other sharp objects

2571

2330

2415

2097

* It is not possible to differentiate between legal and/or /licensed firearms and illegal and/or unlicensed firearms, as the type of weapon used is one reflected as “Firearm‘ on the Crime Administration System (CAS)/investigation Case Docket Management System(ICDMS).


(2) The Minister of Police will decide if he will make a statement. in this regard

Reply to question 1637 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
DATE: 2021-07-01

Reply to question 1637 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE., MP
DATE: 22/07/2021

25 June 2021 - NW1709

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What number of Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units exist in Mpumalanga, (b) for which police stations is each unit responsible and (c) where is each FCS unit situated; (2) what (a) is the(i) optimal and (ii) actual number of investigating officers working at each FCS unit, (b) number of the investigating officers have (i) attended and (il) passed all the required courses needed to investigate the 9pecified serious crimes and (c) number of dockets does each investigating officer have as at 1 June 2021; (3) what number of (a) vehicles does each FCS unit have and (b) the specified vehicles are currently in working order?

25 June 2021 - NW1708

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offence6 (FCS) units exist in Western Cape, (b) for which police stations is each unit responsible and (c) where is each FCS unit situated; what (a) is the (i) optimal and (ii) actual number of investigating officers working at each FCS unit, (b) number of the investigating officers have (i) attended and (ii) passed all the required courses needed to investigate the specified serious crimes and (c) number of dockets does each investigating officer have as at 1 June 2021; what number of (a) vehicles does each FCS unit have and (b) the specified vehicles are currently in working order’?

25 June 2021 - NW1711

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units exist in North West, (b) for which police stations is each unit responsible and (c) where Is each FCS unit situated; what (a) is the (i) optimal and (ii) actual number of Investigating officers working at each FCS unit, (b) number of the investigating officers have (i) attended and (ii) passed all the required courses needed to investigate the specified serious crimes and (c) number of dockets does each investigating officer have as st 1 June 2021; what number of (a) vehicles does each FCS unit have and (b) the specified vehicles are currently in working order?

25 June 2021 - NW1707

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units exist in KwaZulu-Natal, (b) for which police stations is each unit responsible and (c) where is each FCS unit situated; what (a) is the (i) optimal and (i) actual number of investigating officers working at each FCS unit, (b) number of the Investigating officers have (i) attended and (ii) pas9ed all the required courses needed to investigate the specified serious crimes and (c) number of dockets does each investigating officer have as at 1 June 2021; what number of (a) vehicles does each FCS unit have and (b) the specified vehicles are currently in working order? NW1916E

25 June 2021 - NW1710

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units axist in Northern Cape, (b) for which police stations is each unit re9ponsible and (c) where In each FCS unit situated; what (a) is the (i) optimal and (ii) actual number of inve6tlgating officers working at each FCS unit, (b) number of the investigating officers have (i) attended and passed all the required courses needed to investigate the specified serious crimes and (c) number of dockets does each investigating officer have as at 1 June 2021; what number of (a) vehicles does each FCS unit have and (b) the specified vehicles are currently in working order? NW1919E

25 June 2021 - NW1639

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of (a) private firearm owners are currently in the Republic and (b) firearms are in private ownership; what number of the specified firearms have been (a) acquired for personal self- defence and/or protection and (b) bought by (i) black persons, (ii) white persons, (iii) brown persons and (iv) Indians; what is the total number of illegal firearms in the Republic currently; whether he will make a statement on the matter’? NW1844E

Reply:

(1)(a) The total number of private firearm owners, in the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is 1 614 291.

(1)(b) The total number of firearms, in private ownership, is 2 718 300.

(2)(a) The number of firearms, which have been acquired for personal self-defence and/or protection, is reflected in the table below:

 

Application reason

 

Type of firearm

 

Number of firearms

SECTION 13

COMBINATION

417

SECTION 13

LIGHT MACHINE GUN

1

SECTION 13

MAIN FIREARM COMPONENT

15

SECTION 13

PISTOL

825 617

SECTION 13

REVOLVER

RIFLE

236 285

SECTION 13

 

24 582

SECTION 13

S/L: PISTOL CAL - RIFLE/CARB

1 241

SECTION 13

S/L: RIFLE CAL- RIFLE/CARBINE

SHOTGUN

449

SECTION 13

 

28 649

     

Source. Enhanced Firearm Registration System (EFRS), as at 2021-06-10

(2)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv) The data, which is recorded on the EFRS, is not categorised, in terms of race or gender. The information, pertaining to black persons, white persons, brown per9one and Indians is, therefore, not available on the EFRS.

(3) The South African Police Service (SAPS) does not have a record of the number of illegal firearms, in the RSA. Illegal firearms are only recovered through policing activities.

(4) The Minister of Police will decide, whether to make a statement, in this regard.

Reply to question 1639 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 202107-31

Reply to question 1639 approved/not approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 04/08/2021

11 June 2021 - NW1624

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister Police

What total number of requests for protection orders were (a) granted and (b) violated in the 2019-20 financial year?

Reply:

The South African Police Service (SAPS), is not in a position to provide the information on the granting of protection orders. This is a court process and falls within the mandate of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

The number of protection orders, which were violated, in 2019/2020, per province, is reflected in the table below:

Province

Number per Province

Eastern Cape

28

Free State

11

Gauteng

22

KwaZulu-Natal

22

Limpopo

12

Mpumalanga

5

Northern Cape

5

North West

33

45

Western Cape

 

Total

183

Reply to question 1824 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 202107-31

Reply to question 1624 approved/not approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 04/08/2021

03 June 2021 - NW1040

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of persons between the age of 16 and 25 were (a) murdered and (b) victims of grievous bodily harm during the period 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2020?

Reply:

(a) and (b) The requested information is not readily available and needs to be drawn from a live system. Therefore, an extension of 14 days is requested, in which to provide the response.

Reply to question 1040 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOGE)
Date:

Reply to question 1040 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 30/05/2021

03 June 2021 - NW1299

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SAP 6 document, which is a police station’s monthly performance chart in terms of the crimes reported, crimes detected, charges laid and/or instituted and convictions achieved during the specified month, will be made available to the public on a monthly basis for the 30 top police stations in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date will the document be made available and (b) how often will it be made available thereafter?

Reply:

The SAP 6 document is the source document from which the crime statistics are derived, hence provision of this document will be in direct violation of the cabinet decision which approved that crime statistics be released in accordance with a pre- release calendar provided by the minister of police to cabinet.


Reply to question 1299 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 30/05/2021

03 June 2021 - NW1219

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What is the name of the police officer who is using a police bakkie with a certain registration number (details furnished) in Mpumalanga; (2) whether he has found that the specified police officer is authorised to utilise the specified bakkie for his own personal use, as he has been doing for a while; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1410E

Reply:

(1) The member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) is known to the Management of the Tonga Police Station and is authorised to utilise the state vehicle, which is allocated to the Crime Information Management Centre (CIMAC), to attend to the duties associated with this post.
(2) The member has not been authorised to  utilise the state vehicle for personal use. Should any substantiated allegation of the misuse of the state vehicle be brought to the attention of management, with any form of relevant detail provided, disciplinary steps will be taken, in terms of the SAPS Disciplinary Regulations, 2016.

The SAPS member uses the state vehicle to attend to duties in the capacity of a CIMAC official and is tasked with the responsibility of analysing crime scenes, identifying crime hotspot areas and presenting analysis reports to the Station Crime Combating Forum, on a daily basis. In the interest of service delivery, the member was periodically granted authority to utilise the state vehicle in question, after hours and was accordingly issued with an approved garaging authority, by the Police Station Management.


Reply to question 1219 recommended

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE
DATE
:

 

 

Reply to question 1219 approved/n


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 30/05/2021

03 June 2021 - NW1022

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the practice that fireams are discharged at the funerals of known gang members and criminals at cemeteries almost every weekend, what are the reasons that the police have failed to put an end to the specified practice?

Reply:


The requested information is not readily available and needs to be sourced from all the provincial commissioners. Therefore, an extension of 14 days is requested, in which to provide the response.

Reply to question 1022 recommended

03 June 2021 - NW1081

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

1.With reference to his reply to 9uestion 99 on 4 March 2021, what total number of cases (a) were reported to each Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Oences Unit (FCS) and (b) has ended in a successful conviction ïn the (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19 and (iii) 2019-20 financial years;2. what (a) number of vehicles (i) does each FCS unit have and (ii) are currently in working order and (b) is the mileage of each vehicle?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(i){ìì)(iii)

with reference to the reply to question 99, on 4 March 2021, the detail regaling the total number of cases that were reposed to each Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual offences Unit (FCS) and that ended in a successful conviction, in the 2617/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 financial year, is reflected in the table below:

 

03 June 2021 - NW1158

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Sharif, Ms NK to ask the Minister of Police

1.What are the relevant details of the backlog related to forensic cases of gender- based violence at forensic laboratories as at the latest specified date for which information is available; 2. what(a) are the details of the twining that has been conducted only guidelines of management of survivors of sexual violence (i) at each police station and (ii) in each province, (b) is the total number of police officers who have been trained in each specified case, (c) are the names of facilitators of each training in each case, (d) was the duration of each training in each case and (e) plans have been put in place to ensure all police officers are trained? NW1347E

Reply:

(1). The relevant details of the backlog, related to forensic cases of gender-based violence at forensic laboratories, as at 10 May 2021, is reflected in the table below.
 

 

Registered

Finalised

In Process

Backlog

Ballistic

61

85

224

1806

Biology

1588

520

17281

79369

Chemistry

12

3

45

409

Scientific Analysis

19

8

9

10

Questioned Documents

1

0

2

1

Victim Identification Centre

2

0

1

1

National

1683

616

17562

81596

(2)(a) The South African Police Service (SAPS), does not have dedicated learning programmes that with the guidelines of the management of survivors of sexual violence. However, the following learning programmes incorporate the guidelines of the management of survivors of sexual violence:
 

03 June 2021 - NW1043

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

1. Whether any screening of SA Police Service members is taking place for placement in the anti-gang unit; if not, why not; if so, what are the criteria for such placement;

Reply:

(1) and (2) Yes, screening is taking place and includes profiling, disciplinary screening, criminal record screening and an lnkwazi search. The following minimum requirements/criteria are applicable for the placement of members, in the Anti-Gang Units:


Visible Policing:

Must be in possession of a valid driver's licence.

Must undergo psychometric testing.

Competence In system-related courses (Investigation Case Docket Management System (ICDMS)/Case Administration System (CAS), Circulations/Criminal Record Information Management (CRIM) System/firearm competence, etc.).

A minimum of one year investigation experience.

Placement is subject to six month’s probation, where screening of the member wlll be compulsory;

Must be subjected to a Net Worth Analysis and Financial Disclosure is compulsory.

May be subjected to a Lifestyle Audit at any time.

Vetting at the level of secret to be done.

Must not be a member of a gang or have any gang-related tattoos.


Detective Service:

Same as above for visible Policing, with the Inclusion of the following requirements:
Must be a Detective with Detective Service Training (Detective Course, Dete4ive Learning Programme (DLP), Resolving of Crime (ROC), etc.

Commanders should have undergone a Detective Commanders Course.

Commanders should have a minimum of three years management experience within the Detective Service;

(3) Various media statements have been made, pertaining to the establishment of the Anti-Gang Units and I the need arises, further statements to this effect, will be released.

Reply to question 1043 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-05-24

Reply to question 1043 approved/not approved

GENERAL BH CELE, MP
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 30/05/2021

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03 June 2021 - NW1126

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What are the reasons that 108 of the 178 members of the police who were criminally charged and convicted for misconduct are still serving in the SA Police Service (details furnished)?

Reply:

(a) Unfortunately, the information provided in the question is insufficient, therefore the South African Police Service (SAPS) IS unable to furnish an immediate response. A request is made for an extension to be granted, until 13 July 2021, in order to thoroughly peruse all records and to verify the details of the 108 employees and determine the reason why they remain sewing employees.

Reply to question 1126 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-05-24

Reply to question 1126 approved/not approved

GENERAL BH CELE, MP
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date
: 30/05/2021

 

03 June 2021 - NW1139

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the reply by the Minister of Public Service and Administration to question 152 on 7 April 2021, (a) on which (i) salary level, (ii) rank and (iii) position is each of the 228 senior members of the SA Police Service currently serving;

Reply:

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

With reference to the reply by the Minister of Public Service and Administration, to question 152, on 7 April 2021, the South African Police Service (SAPS), deems it necessary to indicate that the information was provided, by the Department: Public Service and Administration (DPSA), to the Minister of Public Service and Administration, without prior engagement with the SAPS.

The DPSA will be approached to provide the SAPS with the particulars of the relevant members of the Senior Management Service (SMS), for verification, after which the issues raised above, will be replied to. The SAPS needs time to verify the position of every affected member of the SMS and 1 is requested that a period of two months be allowed for the process to unfold.

Reply to question 1139 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date:

Reply to question 1139 approved/not approved

GENERAL BH CELE, MP
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 30/05/2021

03 June 2021 - NW1197

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, in the event of a tip-off, the SA Police Service has a protocol in place to immediately respond and prevent an imminent farm attack; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

  1. Yes, a protocol is in place.

Tip-offs are typically reported to the 08600 10111 Crime Stop share-call number, a police station or the Rural Safety Coordinator, attached to a police station.

The protocol entails that information relating to an impending farm attack, which is shared w1h a Crime Stop Line agent, will be communicated to the 10111 Centre or the Police Station nearest to the farm or smallholding where the incident might occur, for an emergency response.

Any tip on reported to a police station or its Rural Safety Coordinator, will be directed to the Station Commander, to activate an integrated operational response.

The reviewed National Rural Safety Strategy also makes provision for an early warning system and a crime intelligence capacity in the exiting Operational Command Centre (OCC), at national, provincial, district and police station levels.

The OCC was established, to ensure enhanced command and control at the functional operational levels, through the elective reporting functioning and coordination of activities, on a 24-hour basis.

The role of the OCC is to support the crime combating operations of the SAPS its stabilisation and normalisation plans to effect crime reduction, focused intelligence-led policing, enhanced incident response and the activation and coordination of specialised capacities, within the South African Police Service (SAPS).

In the event that a crime has already been committed, the existing 72-hour activation plan, comes into effect. The plan is activated immediately after a serious and noteworthy violent crime has been committed, by mobilising the integrated operational environment of the SAPS to speedily track, trace and apprehend/arrest the suspect/s, within 72 hours.

  1. The Minister of Police will decide if he will make a statement, in this regard.

Reply to question 1197 recommend

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
DATE: 2021/05/24

Reply to question 1197 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 30/05/202

25 May 2021 - NW1231

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Police

In view of the finding in the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) report into the water canon spray in BellVille earlier this year, that the SA Police Service could not find any wrongdoing in their actions, how does he justify the actions of the police officers against vulnerable and ill persons;

Reply:

 

  • IPID investigate cases in terms of its mandate as per section 28 of IPID Act 1 of 2011. This matter was referred to IPID by MEC Fritz of the Western Cape Provincial Government in terms of section 28 (1)(h) of IPID Act 1 of 2011.
  • Based on the investigation of incident in question where IPID found no offence or misconduct was committed by members of SAPS.
  • IPID confirmed that SAPS acted within the law, as they were called for intervention to assist in the crowd management and enforcement of the Disaster Management Act at the SASSA Bellville offices.
  • SAPS intervened upon request by SASSA to assist in crowd management and in execution of their duties ensure the use of non-lethal intervention, managing the crowd; being the grant recipients, in implementing the Disaster Management Act to maintain social distancing and Crowd Control Management.
  • IPID therefore did not recommend any action to be taken against the members as they were acting within confines of the law and no misconduct was committed in terms of SAPS regulations.

 

(2) Whether the IPID report is the final report on this matter; if not, will there be further investigation; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply from IPID:

A. The IPID report is final, there is no further investigation to be conducted on the above complaint herein by IPID.

 

APPROVED

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MS DJ NTLATSENG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IPID DATE:

 

Recommend/ Not Recommended/Comments

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

MRCCMATHALE, MP

DEPUTY MINISTER OF POLICE
DATE
:  21-05-2021

 

Approved/ Not Approved

 

 

 
 

 

 

GEN, BH CELE, MP

MINISTER OF POLICE DATE:  24-05-2021

 

 

25 May 2021 - NW1134

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

What action was taken against (a) the security guards who allegedly assaulted and manhandled persons at the White River Police Station, on 28 March 2021 (details furnished), (b) their employer and (c) the police officials on duty who failed to protect the complainants who fled to the police station for safety?

Reply:

  1. The persons that were allegedly invol\led in the assault are not security officers but self-employed businessmen. The following cases were opened and are being investigated:
    • White River, CAS 214/03/2021, common assault, pointing of a firearm and malicious damage to property. This case was opened by Mr Byliefeldt against Mr Maroga, Mr Nkadimeng and others.
    • White River, CAS 196/03/2021, malicious damage to property and crimen injuria. This case was opened by Mr Maroga against Mr Byliefeldt.
    • White River, CAS 74/04/2021, crimen injuria. This case was opened by Mr Masuku against Mr Byliefeldt.
  1. The businessmen, referred to above, are also the complainants in criminal cases, involving the alleged victim of the assault, at White River. Multiple cases are, therefore, being investigated, all of which are still pending.
  1. The misconduct investigation against the members in question, in terms of the SAPS Disciplinary Regulations, 2016, was instituted and finalised. It has been referred to the Office of the Provincial Commissioner, for the implementation of further departmental steps and possible sanctions.

Reply to question 1134 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date:2021-05-19

Reply to question 1134 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 24-05-2021

17 May 2021 - NW1082

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 100 on 4 March 2021, where he stated that an extension of two weeks is requested, in order to facilitate the ratification and approval of the final armoury report before submission, he has now had an opportunity to ratify and approve the final armoury report; if not, why not; if so, (a) will he furnish Mr G R Krumbock with an unsanitised copy of the armoury report and (b) by what date?

Reply:

Please see the attached reply to question 100 attached as Annexure A

17 May 2021 - NW1338

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Lotriet, Prof A to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with regard to his reply to question 542 on 16 March 2021, he will now furnish Dr A Lotriet with the total number of persons who were (a) murdered, (b) arrested unlawfully and (c) assaulted with intent to do grievous bodily harm by the members of the SA National Defence Force (i) in the (aa) 2017-18, (bb) 2018-19 and (cc) 2019-20 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2020; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further relevant details? NW1534E

Reply:

Please see the attached reply to question 542 attached as Annexure A.
 

06 May 2021 - NW541

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to section 64 (c)(2)(g) of the South African Police Service Act, Act 6 of 1995, whereby each Metro Police service is supposed to submit an annual plan, in which years, since its inception, did the Ekurhulenl Metro Police Service submit such plans?

Reply:

The Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng has record that the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Service submitted their annual plans, for the following financial years: 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 201s 2o1e, 2o19 2020 and 2020/2021.

Reply to question 541 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-03-09

Reply to question 541 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

06 May 2021 - NW415

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What are the reasons that the SA Police Service (SAPS) used water cannons to dispeme the elderly and the disabled at the SA Social Security Agency offices in Bellville, Cape Town, on 15 January 2021; (2) whether any steps will be taken against the SAPS officers who gave orders for the use of water cannons on the elderly and the disabled?

Reply:

(1) The South African Police Service (SAPS) is not in a position to respond at this stage, as the matter is currently under investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
(2) In the event that the IPID recommends that steps be taken, the SAPS will consider implementing the recommendations.

Reply to question 415 recommended

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

Reply to question 415 approved

 

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

06 May 2021 - NW543

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the City of Ekurhuleni Metro Police training academy meets alt national standards as far as training facilities are concerned as set by the National Police Commissioner in accordance with section 64 (L)(1) of the South African Police Service Act, Act 6 of 1995; if not, (a) which aspects fail to meet the minimum national standards, (b) on what date was the last inspection of the training academy conducted and (c) what were the findings of the inspection?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)

The training academies of the Municipal Police Services are regulated by the South African Qualifications Authority Act, 1995 (Act No. 58 of 1995) and do not resort under the responsibility or control of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

Reply to question 543 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-03-09

Reply to question 543 approved

 

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

 

 

06 May 2021 - NW905

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What are the relevant details of the training that has to be taken by members of the SA Police Service involved in public order policing; (2) whether there has been any change in the specified training from 1 January 1994 up to the latest specified date for which information is available; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1) The relevant details of the training, which has to be taken by members sf the South African Police Service (SAPS), involved in Public Order Policing (POP), is reflected below.

  • Crowd Management for Platoon Commanders Learning Programme.
  • Crowd Management for Platoon Members Learning Programme.
  • Crowd Management on Section Level.
  • RG-12 Nyala Operators Course.
  • Video Operators Course.
  • First Line Operational Manager Course, Module 2.
  • Crowd Management Refresher Course.
  • Crowd Conflict Management.
  • First Responder to Crowd Gathering Workshop.
  • Dangerous Weapons Act, 2013 (Act No. 15 of 2013).
  • Water Cannon Operators Course.
  • Crowd Conflict Management.

(2) Yes, all the training material, with regard to POP, has been revised. The details are reflected below:

06 May 2021 - NW277

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) What total amount has been budgeted for the operation of the Air Wing and (b) has he found the amount to be sufficient to keep it operational; (2) whether maintenance on all aircraft is done in accordance to applicable regulations; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the (a) aircraft and (b) maintenance plan for each?

Reply:

(1)(a) A total of R86 743 000,00 has been budgeted for the operation of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Air Wing .

(1)(b) Yes, the amount is sufficient to keep it operational.

  1. Yes, the aircraft are maintained in accordance to applicable regulations. (2)(a) The relevant details of the aircraft, are as follows:
    • 13 x AS350B3 (H125) helicopters
    • 1 x BK 117 helicopter

a    1 x Beechcraft King Air 90

  • 1 x Cessna Sovereign Citation 680
  • 6 x Robinson R44 helicopters
  • 2 x MD 500 helicopters
  • 9 x Pilatus PC 6
  • 1 x Pilatus PC 12

(2)(b) The relevant details of the maintenance plan for each aircraft, are as follows: o           13 x AS350B3 (H125) helicopters are maintained by SOFOMAR.

  • 1 x BK 117 helicopter is maintained by Airbus Helicopter, Southern Africa.
  • 1 x Beechcraft King Air 90 is maintained by Absolute Aviation.
  • 1 x Cessna Sovereign Citation 680 is maintained by Absolute Aviation.
  • 6 x Robinson R44 helicopters- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).
  • 2 x MD 500 helicopters- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).

a 9 x Pilatus PC 6’s- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).

  • 1 x Pilatus PC 12- currently no maintenance contract (Maintenance is done through a quotation process. The SAPS is in a process of putting a maintenance contract in place).

 

Reply to question 277 recommended/

 

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

Reply to question 277 approved

 

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE
: 05/05/2021

07 April 2021 - NW792

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) total number of police officers have left the SA Police Service through (i) resignation, (ii) death and/or (iii) dismissal during the 2019-20 financial year and (b) plans does his department have in place to replace the lost capacity? NW949

Reply:

The response is available see attachment

 

07 April 2021 - NW647

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police:

Whether his department has any plans to ensure that the officers and other members of the SA Police Service ensure that the mandate and objectives of the Veza tool that was launched by Corruption Watch on Wednesday, 17February 2021, and which aims to play a role in strengthening police accountability in the Republic by making information, tools and tips accessible to the general population, are effectively realized with full cooperation and without any undue interruption; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has taken note of the initiatives by Corruption Watch and appreciates any initiatives by civil organizations in the fight against crime. However, the SAPS has already implemented a Complaints Hotline, to enable members of the public to report complaints against the SAPS and incidents of corruption maladministration within the SAPS. The “My SAPS” Application, provides more or less the same capabilities as the Corruption Watch initiative tool and provides members of the public with the contact details of police stations and offices, as well as the capability to report incidents of corruption.

Reply to question 647 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-03-19

Reply to question 647 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 06/04/2021

07 April 2021 - NW803

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

Whether his department has made any significant arrests with regards to illegal drug syndicates during the period 1 March 2020 to date; if not, why not, if so, (a) what total number of arrests have been made and (b) where did the specified arrests take place? NW960E

Reply:

The response is available see attachment

07 April 2021 - NW450

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) In light of the violence against women and children, especially sexual offences, (a) in what total number of cases in each of the forensic laboratories of the SA Police Serviceare the results of DNA tests still outstanding and (b) for how long in each case; (2) what is the (a) scope of the shortage of reagens chemicals in each specified forensic laboratory and (b) reason for the specified shortage (3) whether there has been any delays, with regards to the transport of forensic documentary evidence for DNA analysis; if so, (a) at which forensic laboratires and (b) what are the reason for this; (4) whether he will make a statement of the matter?The response is available see attachment

Reply:

The response is available see attachment

07 April 2021 - NW881

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Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Police

Whether his department has any plans to upgrade the police station in Riebeek East to a full managed 24/7 station; if not, why not; if so , (a) what are the details in this regard, (b) onwhat date is it envisaged to occur and (c) what total number of officers will be stationed at the police station? NW104E

Reply:

The response is available see attachment

07 April 2021 - NW456

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Police

For each police station in the Eastern Cape, what total number of vehicles are (a) allocated to each police station to support service such as (i) visible policing, (ii) rural safety, (iii) police detectives and (iv) instance where vehicles have been boarded and/or made redundant and (b)(i) operational and (ii) out of service in each of the specified categories? NW512EThe response is available see attachment

Reply:

The response is available see attachment

07 April 2021 - NW610

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police:

What progress has the SA Police Service made with investigations into case of Mr Moreng Checkers Mashego, who disappeared on 17 November 2020 and was later found deceased a month after his disappearance at Skukuza? NW726

Reply:

A case docket was registered for a missing person, after Mr Moreng Checkers Mashego disappeared, on 17 November 2020, in the Kruger National Park, while on duty. The case docket was changed to an inquest, after clothing and equipment, including a radio and rifle were found. Samples found on the scene of crime were collected for identification purpose and dispatched to the South African Police Service (SAPS) Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). The DNA result is outstanding

Reply to question 610 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOE)
Date: 2021-03-24

Reply to question 610 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 06-04-2021

07 April 2021 - NW719

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Julius, Mr J to ask the Minister of Police

Whether there are any shortages at the Randfontein SA Police Service Office and its satellite office in terms of (a) police officer and (b) vehicles; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The response is available see attachment

07 April 2021 - NW763

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What total number of all types of aircraft does the SA Police Service (SAPS) Air Wing have under its control, (b) where is each one ofthe aircraft stationed, (c) what total number is operational, (d) what are the reason for those that are not operational (e) what is the total number of (i) pilots and (ii) other support staff in the SAPS Air Wing, (f) what is the yearly budget for the SAPS Air Wing and (g) what is the total budget for maintenance of aircraft? NW886E

Reply:

The response is available see attachment

 

07 April 2021 - NW462

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What is the total number of stock theft units in the Republic (2) what (a) is the number of stock theft units in each province and (b) are the names of the towns where they are located; (3) what is the (a) total number of (i) personnel, (ii) detectives and (iii) administrative staff working in each specified unit and (b) average caseload per detective in each unit; (4) what (a) total number of vehicles have been allocated to each unit and (b) number of the specifcied vehicles are still in functioning condition? NW518E

Reply:

The response is available see attachment

07 April 2021 - NW886

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) total number of contracts relating to the SA Police Service Forensic Division have been cancelled and/or withdrawn following the bid closing date from 2017-18 financial year to date and (b) are the relevant details? NW1053EThe response is available see attachment

Reply:

The response is available see attachment

07 April 2021 - NW752

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) with regard to (a) Nieu-Bethesda and (b) Middlewater which are currently satellite police stations and due to be converted into permanent police stations, (i) at what stage is the planning for both stations, (ii) what are the barriers to finalising the conversion (iii) what is the planned date for the two stations to begin operating as permanent stations, (iv) what are the staffing structures for each station and (v) what additional resources will be provided each station to ensure that it can operate effectively (2) whether additional special units will be assigned to each station; if not, why not; if so , (a) which special units, (b) at which station, (c) what resources are allocated to each station currently to ensure that the satellite stations are functioning effectively and (d) what are the hours of operation for each satellite station NW875

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v) and (2)(a)(b)(c)(d)
There are currently no plans to convert the Nieu-Bethesda and the Middlewater satellite police stations into permanent police stations.

Reply to question 752 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-03-19

Reply to question 752 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 2021-04-06

07 April 2021 - NW454

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Mbabama, Ms TM to ask the Minister of Police

For each police station in the Eastern Cape, what total number of vehicles are (a) allocated to each police station to support service such as (i) visible policing, (ii) rural safety, (iii) police detectives and (iv) instance where vehicles have been boarded and/or made redundant and (b)(i) operational and (ii) out of service in each of the specified categories? Nw510EThe response is available see attachment

Reply:

The response is available see attachment

07 April 2021 - NW611

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) total number of persons have been arrested due to violation of COVID-19 regulations between 1 March 2020 and 28 February 2021 and (b) is the racial categorization of persons who have been arrested for the specified offences?

Reply:


(a) A total number of 411 309 persons have been arrested, due to violation of the COVID-19 Regulations, between 28 March 2020 and 28 February 2021. The Disaster Management Regulations came into effect, on 28 March 2020.

(b) The racial categorization of the arrested person, are reflected in the table below:

 

Race

Total

African

308835

Coloured

83519

Asian

11282

White

7673

Total

411 309

 

Reply to question 611 recommended

GENERAL NATGIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2021-03-26

Reply to question 611 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date
: 06-04-2021

07 April 2021 - NW618

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Mathevula, Ms B to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of (a) gender-based violence cases have been reported in Khayelitsha over the past two years and (b) the specified cases were successfully prosecuted? NW734E

Reply:

(a) A total number of 2116 gender-based violence cases were reported in Khayelitsha, in the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 financial years

(b) A total number of 141 gender-based violence cases were successfully prosecuted. This excluded not guilty verdicts and with alternative dispute resolution.

Reply to question 618 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-03-19

Reply to question 618 approved

MINISTR OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 06-04-2021

07 April 2021 - NW904

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) initial investigation has he done with regard to the alleged murder of a certain person (name furnished) by member of the SA Police Service (SAPS) and (b) are the reason that he has not suspended any of the specified SAPS members who were involved in the specified incident? NW1071E

Reply:

The response is available see attachment