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26 October 2021 - NW2257

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Shivambu, Mr F to ask the Minister of Police(

(1) What criteria are considered when the resource allocation plan of a specific police station is calculated; (2) whether the plan is unique for every police station; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) total number of police stations of different sizes are catered for in one plan and (b) are the relevant details of the resources that are provided for the different types of police stations NW1795E

Reply:

(1)The person, whose name and details were furnished, was arrested and charged, on 30 March 2011 .

2(a)(b) No, the accused ha» not been convicted. The cases against the accused are still before the court and were postponed because the accused changed the defence attorney, during the trial The accused is still in custody and no bail has been granted.

Reply to question 2257 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 202-08-27

Reply to question 2257 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 26-10-2021

26 October 2021 - NW1589

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What criteria are considered when the resource allocation plan of a specific police station is calculated; (2) whether the plan is unique for every police station; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) total number of police stations of different sizes are catered for in one plan and (b) are the relevant details of the resources that are provided for the different types of police stations NW1795E

Reply:

(1). Criteria have been developed, to calculate the number of posts, per salary level ' and act of appointment, which are required to perform the duties, which are associated with a police station, in line with the approved organisational structure for police stations.

The criteria are applied, based on the profile ofa particular police station, taking into account various external variables, which include demographics, the size of the station precinct, population density, settlements tribal areas and farms, socio economic factors, reported crime analysis and the classification status of rural urban; as well as Internal variables, which include activities performed at the Client Service Centre, the investigation of crime and support functions. The aforementioned will determine the post establishment required, to enable a police station to render a service to clients, within the allocated ratio of 80/20°/», in respect of operational/support functions.

The post establishment which has been determined for a police station, will be utilised as a point of departure for the determination of all categories of physical and financial resources that are required for a specific police station, based on the relevant criteria. The overall resource allocation will be utilised, to inform the resource allocation plan for a police station, depending on the affordability of the resources, in line with the current budget and the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).

(2)(a) The resource plan is unique for every specify police station, based on the profile, category and classification of the station.

The total number of police stations, is 1 156 and includes different sizes of police stations, which are categorised, based on their uniqueness, into Category A (Captain), Category B (Lieutenant Colonel), Category C1 (Colonel) and Category C2 (Brigadier) and are catered for in one plan, depending on the affordability of the required resources, in line with the current budget and the MTEF.

(2) (b) The resources that are provided for different types of police stations, are In line with the unique circumstances that are particular to each station, including crimes that are prevalent in the station precinct, e.g. contact crimes, sexual offences, property-related crimes, etc. and other relevant criteria, such as the topography of the station precinct, e.g. in respect of vehicles, rural areas will be allocated light delivery vehicles (4x2 or 4x4 vehicles), rather than sedan vehicles.

Reply to question 1589 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-06-04

Reply to question 1589 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 26-10-2021

26 October 2021 - NW1323

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Abrahams, Ms ALA to ask the Minister of Police

Since the announcement of the 30 hotspots of gender-based violence (GBV) on 22 September 2020 and the commitment to have dedicated GBV desks at police stations, what (a) number of dedicated GBV desks are operational at police stations as at the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) is the detailed roll-out plan of the GBV desks at police stations (i) within the 30 hotspots and (ii) across the Republic?

Reply:

 None. Currently the victim empowerment coordinators at police s1ations, coordinate the matters, with regard to services to victims of gender-ba9ed violence (GBV).

A work-study investigation had to be conducted, prior to the establishment of the GBV desks, in order to enable practical recommendations for the day-to-day functions, capacitation and resourcing of these desks. It is envisaged that the work-study investigation should be finalised, in June 2021, for the roll-out of the GBV desks. It is envisaged that the operationalisation of the GBV desks will be executed in three phases.

Phase 1: At the 30 national GBV hotspots, by 30 September 2021. Phase 2: At the 30 provincial priority stations, by 31 March 2022.

Phase 3: At the remaining policing stations, nationwide, by 31 March 2023.

Reply to question 1323 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-05-26

Reply to question 1323 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP

Date: 26-20-202

26 October 2021 - NW1080

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 99 on 4 March 20Z1, with regard to the 18 vehicle6 allocated to the four Trio Task Teams within the City of Ekurhuleni, what (a) number of vehicles does each Trio Task Team have, (b) number of vehicles are currently in working order in each case and (c) is the current mileage of each vehicle;

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(c) The details regarding the number of vehicles that each Trio Task Team has, the number of vehicles currently in working order in each case and the current mileage of each vehicle, are reflected in the tables below:

Find here: Trio Task Team

26 October 2021 - NW1930

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of (a) persons of Indian descent have been arrested for killing Africans in Phoenix and (b) the specified persons (i) have been granted bail and/or (ii) are still incarcerated?

Reply:

(a) A total number of 27 persons of Indian descent have been arrested for killing Africans, in Phoenix.

(b)(i) One person has been granted bail.

(h) (ii) A total number of 26 accused persons, are still in custody.

Reply to question 1930 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 202-10-06

Reply to question 1930 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 26-10-2021

26 October 2021 - NW1220

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the total number of satellite police stations in the Republic and (b) plans does his department have in place to ensure that the specified satellite police stations are turned into permanent police stations with their own commanders?

Reply:

There is a total number of 210 South African Police Service (SAPS) satellite police stations, in the Republic of South Africa (RSA).

Feasibility studies are continuously conducted to determine the satellite police stations that qualify to be fully fledged police stations. Emanating from the results of the feasibility studie9, plans which are dependent on the availability of budget, are put in place, to determine which satellite police stations are prioritised to be graduated into fully fledged police stations, in the medium-term.

Reply to question 1220 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-06-04

Reply to question 1220 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 25/10/2021

26 October 2021 - NW1203

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, following his statement in February while delivering the third quarter crime statistics that SA Police Service (SAPS) must change its responses to the cash-in- transit heists and other similar kinds of robberies, the SAPS has made any significant strides in implementing different arid more effective solutions to the specified robberies, particularly cash-in-transit heists; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1395E

Reply:

Yes, a total of 230 members from various specialised units within the South African Police Service (SAPS) were deployed, since last year, in the five most problematic provinces, namely; Gauteng, Mpumalanga, !he Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the North West, in order to direct law enforcement structures and empower them with the necessary expertise and resources, to reduce and prevent the increasing scourge of Cash-in-Transit (CIT) crimes.

CIT Centres, which are coordinated by the Provincial Operational Command Centres (POCC), have been established in the abovementioned provinces.

A threat analysis was conducted, in which firearms and explosives ware identified as the enablers of CIT robberies and interventions were subsequently developed and

implemented to neutralise this threat.

Compliance inspections at various mines have been intensified by the Office of the Chief Inspector, from the SAPS’ Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), in collaboration with members from the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI). Members attached to the Firearms and Explosives Unit, in the DPCI, have also intensified compliance inspections at various firearm shops and security companies, in collaboration with the FSL Ballistics Section and linkages are being established, by the FSL, in respect of the firearms that are being used during CIT robberies.

SAPS members at ports of entry, such as Beitbridge and Lebombo, have been trained in the identification of explosives and sniffer dogs are also used at the border posts to detect explosives.

All CIT companies are compelled to vet all of their personnel, to identify and eliminate collusion from within the companies. Stakeholder meetings with all the CIT companies are held monthly, to evaluate and review the progress that has been achieved with the reduction of CIT crimes.

Bilateral meetings with Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana are being arranged, through INTERPOL, to discuss collaboration on mechanisms; to reduce the smuggling of explosives and firearms into South Africa.

Reply to question 1203 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-05-26

Reply to question 1203 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH, CELE, MP
Date: 28-19-2021

26 October 2021 - NW1247

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he and/or the SA Police Service has any plans to address attacks on Emergency Medical Services personnel while on duty; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

A strategic planning session took place between the Department of Health (DoH) and the South African Police Service (SAPS), on 24 November 2018, in Polokwane to deliberate on the root causes of the problem and initiate relevant interventions.

An interdepartmental Safety and Security National Task Team, consisting of the SAPS, the DoH, the Department of Labour (DoL), the Department of Home Affair (OHA) and the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority(PSIRA) was establi9hed to support the DoH and embarked on visits to the affected provinces to assess the threat, in order to recommend proper interventions.

A National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) Priority Committee was established to monitor the incidences of attacks and harassment of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel and to recommend interventions, Iri line with the five pillar approach.

A National Crime Combating Forum (NCCF) Instruction, number 1 of 2021: Overarching Crime Combating Strategy, was registered to run, from 1 February 2021 to 31 March 2025.

The operational concept entails the stabilisation of crime in high crime police stations and clusters/districts, through an intelligence led geographical and organised crime approach.

Tactical Operational Centres were established in identified locations and hotspot areas to maintain a 24-hour presence, led by competent operational commanders to implement respective concepts and command the established multidisciplinary teams, implementing stabilization through the following concepts:

Pillar 1: Intelligence gathering, analysis and coordination.

Pillar 2: Proactive and high visibility approach.

Pillar 3: Combat and reaction approach.

Pillar 4: Reactive through detection, including organised crime approach.

Pillar 5: Communication.

Reply to question 1247 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-05-26

Reply to question 1247 approved not approved

MINISTER OF POLICE

GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 25-10-2021

26 October 2021 - NW1395

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1). Whether data is still being recorded manually at the Central Firearms Registry (CFR); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the reasons for this;

Reply:

(1) Data is being recorded electronically, on the Enhanced Firearm Registration System (EFRS), at the Central Firearms Register (CFR).

(2)(a) The total amount spent on the EFRS, since its inception, in 2000/2001 to date, is R103 431 342,00.

(2)(b) The above amount has been spent on annual system support, as well as the maintenance and enhancements performed on the system through the SAPS/ State information Technology Agency (SITA) Service Level Agreement, over a period of 21 years.

(3) Since the system built is based on old technology, it lacks the capability to provide efficient support to smart modem information Technology (IT) processes, such as electronic connectivity with external stakeholders and workflow capability, to reduce the paper-based processing of firearm licence applications. Not all processes, as required by the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000) and its Regulations, are supported by the EFRS.

The EFRS is slow and sometimes not available at the CFR, due to challenge6 with network infrastructure to and in the building where the CFR is located.

(4)(a) Ad hoc reports from the EFRS, are available for gun owners.

(4)(b) Similarly, ad hoc reports from the EFRS, are available for guns owned.

(4)(c) The reasons for gun ownership are available, as part of the report related to gun owners.

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

Reply to question 1395 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICDE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-06-04

Reply to question 1395 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 25-10-2021

21 October 2021 - NW1770

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What criteria are considered when the resource allocation plan of a specific police station is calculated; (2) whether the plan is unique for every police station; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) total number of police stations of different sizes are catered for in one plan and (b) are the relevant details of the resources that are provided for the different types of police stations NW1795E

Reply:

In respect of the South African Polica Service Amendment Bill, 2030:

(a). No, the CSPS did not meet with Gun Free SA

(i)The following stakeholders were consulted

South African Police Service

Office of the DPCI Judge

Office of the Inspector General of Intelligence

Department of Public Service and Administration

State Security Agency

National Treasury

Provincial Budget Council

Local Government Budget Forum

Heads of Departments for Community Safety in the provinces

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30 September 2021 - NW2198

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Graham, Ms SJ to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he will furnish Ma S J Graham with feedback on the progress made on CAS 69/12/2020 being investigated by the Commercial Crime Unit into the non-compliance with section UA of the Pensions Fund Act, Act 24 of 10u^6, as per the charges laid by Ms S J Graham In Graaff Reinet in December 2020’?

Reply:

Thu matter is being investigated. by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit, Gqeberha and involves allegations against tho Dr Beyers Naude Municipality, which relates to the non- payment of pension fund contributions of employees. to the pension fund administrator. during the period, September 201G, to date. The non-payment of employee's contributions, is in contravention of Section 13A, of the Pension Fund Act, 1956 (Act No. 24 of 1956). The matter is being investigated, as per Graaff-Reinet, CAS 68/12/3020.

The Investigation is progressing and three affidavits have been obtained, with bank statements. which have .been analysed. Affidavits from five identified persons are outstanding and the investigation plan, for obtaining these affidavits, is in place. The municipality is cooperating.

Reply to question 2198 recommended

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

Reply to question 2198approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 29-09-2021

30 September 2021 - NW2208

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Police

Whether there Is a dedicated railway police service; if not, why not; if so, (a) how is it structured and mandated, (b)(i) where are the specified railway police officers based and (ii) with what total number of members in each place, (c) under whose command are the railway police officers (i) centrally and (ii) in each respective location and (d) what training do they receive which relates to railways;

Reply:

Yes, the South African Po\ice Service (SAPS) does have dedicated Railway

Police unite.

(1}{a) The Railway Police Is mandated to render a visible policing service, to ensure the safety of commuters, passengers, freight and the rail transport” system, conduct preventative and reactive policing service within the rail environment, provide a rapid rail policing service and perform crime prevention and crime combating operations, In the rail environment.

(1)(b}(l) The five Railway Police units are situated in four provinces, namely: The Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. Each Unit has a dedicated responsibility towards Metrorail, Mainline (Long Distance Paa6anger Trains), High Speed Trains (Gautrain) and Cross-Border Freight.

Gauteng North and Limpopo- Unit 1: Railway Police officers are situated in me following Railway Police corridors, namely: Pretoria (Pretoria Corridor and High-speed North Corridor), Mabopane Corridor, Saulsville Corridor, Danneboom Corridor (Dennaboom and Cross-Border and Freight corridors),

Belle-Ombre Corridor, Kempton Park(Kempton Park Corridor and High-speed South Corridor) and Silverton, in the Pretoria-Mainline Corridor.

Gauteng South and North West- Unit2: Railway Police officers are situated in the following Railway Police corridors, namely: Johannesburg Corridor, Germiston Corridor, Springs Corridor, New Canada Corridor, Krugersdorp Corridor, Stretford Corridor and Mainline and Germiston Cross-Border and Freight.

Western Cape and Northern Cape- Unit 3: Railway Police officers are situated in the following Railway Police corridors, namely: Bellville Corridor (Bellville Corridor and Cross-Border and Freight Corridor), Cape Town (Cape Town Corridor, Cross-Border and Freight Corridor), Retreat Corridor and Phillipi Corridor.

Eastern Cape and Free State• Unit4: Railway police officers are sttuatad in the following Railway Police corridors, namely: Ea6t London Corridor, Mount Ruth Condor, Swartkops Corridor(Nqheberha) and Nqhaberha Cross-Border and Freight corridors.

KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga• Unit 5: Railway police officers ara situated in the following Railway Police corridors, namely: Durban Corridor, Kwa-Mashu (Kwa-Mashu and Mainline Corridor), Reunion (Reunion Corridor, Cross-Border and Freight Corridor, Cavendi6h Corridor and Escombe

(1)(b)(ii)Gauteng North and Limpopo- Unit 1: 800 members
Gauteng South and North West- Unit2: 711 members
Western Cape and Northern Cape- Unit 3: 502 members
Eastern Cape and Free State- Unit4: 314 members
KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga- Unit5: 621 members

(1)(a)(i) The Railway Police is a centralised structure, resorting within the Division: Visible Policing and Operations, under the command of the Component Head:

Rapid Rail and Police Emergency Services, at the level of a Major General. The Railway Police is a national competency.

(1)(c)(ii) The structure for all the unit are, as follows:

A Unit Commander, at the level of a Brigadier.

An Operational Commander, at the level of a Colonel, for Metrorail, a Colonel for Mainline and Cross-Border Freight and only in Gauteng, an Operational Commander, for the High Speed traina (Gautrain).

A Corridor Commander, at the level of a Lieutenant Colonel.

A Support Commander, at the level of a Lieutenant Colonel.

(1)(d) Training courses, which relate to the rail environment, are as follows:

Railway Orientation Course.

Railway Training Course.

Tactical Policing (TP) I and II.

Crime Prevention Course.

(2) This information is not readily available. A request is made for an extension of three weeks, in which to provide the ra9ponse.

Reply to question 2208 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-09-23

Reply to question 2208 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 29-09-2021

30 September 2021 - NW2123

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the (i) make, (ii) model and (iii) serial number of each of the 150 firearms that have reportedly been confiscated In Phoenix during the investigation into the alleged murders, (b) number of the 150 confiscated firearms were lawfully licensed, (c) legal means were used to confiscate each firearm and (d) murder casa number was each firearm allegedly linked to NW2410E

Reply:

(a)(I)(ii)(iii) A total of 176 firearms have been confiscated. The make, model and serial number, of each of the 176 firearms, are reflected in the table below:

30 September 2021 - NW2204

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Police

(1).Whether any progress has been made on CAS 08 92/03/2021 (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

(1) Yes, upon receipt of the missing parson’s report, a file was opened and registered, as per Dawn Park Missing Person’s Inquiry, Reference number 01/03/2021. The complainant was Interviewed and her statement was obtained. In her statement she mentioned a black BMW motor vehicle, with registration number WR647GP. The BMW was traced and found. it belongs to Mr. Olu Okpaisa. Further enquiries were conducted, which failed to link the BMW to this Incident. Enquiries were also conducted with family members and friends, with negative results.

2Yes, statements were taken from the following persons:

Name

Relationship to the missing person

Dorothy Neels

Mother

Denieva Louw

Cousin

Ganlyu Tejumola Latleef

BMW owner’s son

Olu Okpasie

BMW owner

Henry Jacks

Friend

(3) The affected family was last given a progress report, on 18 March 2021 and since then there has been no new information available. The matter is still under investigation

Reply to question 2204 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-09-23

Reply to question 2204 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERA BH CELE, MP
Date: 29-09-2021

30 September 2021 - NW2251

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Chabangu, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

What strategies has the SA Police Service put in place in the 2021-22 financial year to address rampant crime in Umlazi, KwaZulu-NataI?

Reply:

The Umlazi Police Station is one of the priority stations, in the KwaZulu Natal Province and the South African Police Service (SAPS), ae a whole. Various disciplines are deployed in the area and intervention operations are continuously embarked upon. The Umlazi Police Station, assisted by the Provincial Commissioner: KwaZulu-Natal, has undertaken to embark on the following strategies, in 2021/2022, to address rampant crimes, in the Policing Precinct.

Proactive Policing

The Umlazi Policing Precinct Is divided into four manageable areas, hereafter referred to as sectors, which is in line with the Sector Policing Concept. Human and physical resources are deployed in all the sectors, in line with the Crime Threat Analysis (CTA) and the Crime Pattern Analysis (CPA). Hotspots are identified and addressed. on a weekly basis, while the trends are monitored, daily.

Sector one: Umlazi sections M, N, R, P, Q and U.
Sector two: Umlazi sections B, C, F, G, H and W.
Sector three: Umlazi sections A, D, E, S, T and V.

Sector four: Umlazi Lodge area, Glebelands, Megacity and Reunion.

Enforcement and Stamping of the Authority of the state, by Reducing the Availability of Illegal Firearms, by:

Ensuring the increase of stop and search, as well as cordon and search operations, at hotspots.

Conducting intelligence-driven operations.

Swift reaction for the arrest of perpetrators.

increasing arrests, for possession of illegal firearms.

Conducting compliance inspections, at official and non-official Institutions.

Reducing the Availability of Illegal Liquor Outlets, by:

Identifying, charging and closing down unlicensed liquor outlets.

Coordination of and execution of liquor blitz operations, with the Liquor Authority,

Ensuring high police visibility.

Reducing the Levels of Contact Crime, by:

Intelligence approach to policing. o Responsive and reaction capacity.

Ensuring immediate arrest, through real time.

Monitoring when crimes are committed (CPA/CTA).

Ensuring sufficient awareness campaigns and operations, through social crime prevention.

Ensuring 70/30 minimum deployment standard9, for deployment of personnel, at hotspots.

Reducing all Serious Crimes by:

Conducting compliance inspections, at second-hand dealers and scrapyards.

Participating in multidisciplinary operations, with relevant stakeholders in the fight against crime.

Reducing Levels of Gender-based Violence, Crimes against Women and Children through Strengthened Community Partnerships, by:

Ensuring the availability and functioning of Victim Friendly Facilities, at police stations.

Increasing awareness campaigns and education programmes, focusing on women

and children, within the Policing Precinct.

Enforcing In terms of the responsibilities of the SAPS, in the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act.

Monitoring the provision of resources, for participation In multidisciplinary service centres (Thuthuzela Care Centre).

Proactive Policing investigation

Reducing the Levels of Crime, by ensuring:

Prioritisation of the investigation of contact crimes.

Speedy finalisation of investigations.

Optimal utilisation of Crime Intelligence.

Profiling and linking of suspects.

Proper crime scene management and collection of evidence.

Identification of repeat offenders.

Allocation of serious cases to seasoned detectives

Ensuring prosecution-guided investigations.

Conducting weekly suspect raids.

Prioritisation of investigation and arrest of perpetrators of crimes against women and children, with the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit.

Reply to question 2251 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE

Date: 2021-09-23

Reply to question 2251 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 29-09-2021

30 September 2021 - NW2246

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Police

Whether all dockets relating to cases of rhino poaching include the forensic reports of the bullets retrieved from the rhinos; if not, why not; If 9O, what are the relevant details with regard to each case in each park in each province In the Republic;

Reply:

The information provided in this Response, is for the 2020/2021 financial year.

(1)No, not all the dockets relating to rhino poaching contains forensic reports of the bullets retrieved from the rhinos:

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30 September 2021 - NW2249

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What are the reasons that (a) personnel at border posts such as the Lebombo Port of Entry have more than 30 personnel in a shift, who after midnight do nothing but claim night shift allowance and (b) the specified personnel are not deployed to me nearest police station like Komatipoort and Tonga SAPS to assist with patrols during the night?

Reply:

Members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), who are stationed at Ports of Entry are also safeguarding the infrastructure of the ports and Includes, but is not limited to, the vehicles and equipment used by other Government departments, that are performing duties at Ports of Entry. There are travellers that arrive after the dosing hours of the Ports of Entry and spend the night sleeping in the queue, outside the Ports of Entry. The SAPS members also safeguard the travellers, their vehicles and goods.

Many activities, like the smuggling of ill\cit goods and illegal crossings, take place at the borderline closer to the ports, after the Ports of Entry have closed, as these people come back to the load, to get transport and continue their journey. The SAPS Is responsible to prevent such activities, after the Ports of Entry have closed. The policing of the 10km radius from a Port of Entry is important, to curb the illegal activities, at night. If the SAPS members are removed and policing is not done in the 10km radius from the Port of Entry, Illegal activities will rise and pose a security threat to the Republic of South Africa (RSA).

Reply to question 2248 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE

Date: 2021-09-23

Reply to question 2249 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 29-09-2021

30 September 2021 - NW2194

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has found that the Nissan NP 300 police vehicles are conducive for use by four police officers carrying rifles; if not; what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The South African Police Service (SAPS) must, like all other road users, adhere to the provisions of the Road Traffic Act, 1986 (Act No. 93 of 199e) and the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000.


The National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000, issued in terms of the National Road Traffic Act, 1696, provides for the number of passengers that may be carried in a vehicle and the carriage of persons in a vehicle intended for carrying goods. It also makes provision for weight limitations, which would also apply in the case of persons being transported in the loading bay of a vehicle. Based on these provisions, a Nisaan NP 300 vehicle may only transport four persons, with or without rifles, if it is fitted with a suitable canopy or 'enclosed' in the prescribed manner, in Section 247 of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000.


Reply to question 2194 recommended/

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-08-23

Reply to question 2194 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 29-09-2021

30 September 2021 - NW2245

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Police

(1). Whether he will furnish Ms A M M Weber with a list of all dockets and Jacket numbers of all privately-owned rhinos that were poached in every province according to the name of the entity and/or farm; if not, why not; If so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

The information provided in this response, 1s for the 2o20/2021 financial year.

Yes, a list of 42 dockets including the docket numbers, of all privately-owned rhinos poached in the entity anal/or farm, with relevant details, are as follows:

30 September 2021 - NW2147

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Police

(1) With reference to the proposed establishment of a metropolitan police department by the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality as gazetted in March 2021 and the progress report to the municipal council on the progress of establishing such a department dated 2 June 2021, (a) on the basis of which legal framework and/or legislative provisions is it /JO9Gible for a person who has a criminal record to be appointed as a learner constable or as any other staff member of a metropolitan police department, and then to be assisted by the municipality with the expungament of such criminal record after the person was appointed and (b) what action will he and/or the National Commissioner of Police take to prevent the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality from appointing persons who have criminal record9;

Reply:

(1}(a) Regulation 11(1) of the Regulations for Municipal Police Services, 1999, sets out the requirements for the appointment as a member of a municipal police service. Regulation 11(1)(g) Includes the requirement that the applicant may not have a criminal record (excluding previous convictions relating to political activities in the previous dispensation).

Furthermore, Regulation 11(2) provides that the National Commissioner may, subject to certain conditions. waive some of the requirements of appointment. including the requirement that the applicant may not have a criminal record, In the interest of the effective functioning of a municipal


The expungement of a criminal record is dealt with, In terms of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977). An application for the expungernent is considered by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. Once a criminal record is expungad, the criminal conviction of a person is permanently deleted (in law the parson is deemed not to have been convicted of the offence concerned). If a criminal record has been expunged, there is no need for the National Commissioner to consider the waiving of the requirement set out in Regulation 11(1){g).

(b) Section 64C(2)(b) of the South African Police Service (CAPS) Act, 1885 (Act No. 68 of 19B5) provides that an executive head of a municipal police service is, inter alia, responsible for the recruitment and appointment of members of the municipal police service. A municipal police service functions within a municipality and accordingly, falls within the sphere of responsibility of local government. Neither the Minister of Police nor the National Commissioner has the power to interfere In the appointment process of any employee of a municipality.

(2)(a)(b) No. The explanation is provided above.


Reply to question 2147 recommended/

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-08-23

Reply to question 2147 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 29-09-2021

30 September 2021 - NW1929

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What progress has been made in the investigation into the alleged irregular promotion of a certain person (name and details furnished), (b) what steps will be taken against those persons who promoted the person, should the specified person be demoted and (c) from whom must the money be recovered? NW2020E

Reply:

(a)(b)(c) The information that is required, is not readily available. A request is made for an extension of three weeks, in which to provide the response.

Reply to question 1920 recommended

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE
KJ SITOLE, SOEG
Date: 2021-09-23
 

Reply to question 1026 approved/not approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 29-09-2021

23 September 2021 - NW1867

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What number of (a) child murders and (b) child rapes took place in the (i) 2017- 18, (ii) 2018-19, (iii) 2019-20 and (iv) 2020-21 financial years; (2) what number of investigations into the specified cases led to a successful conviction for (a) child murder and (b) child rape in each specified year; (3) what (a) weapons were used to murder the child in each case and (b) number of the specified number of firearms were used by the registered owner in each case? NW2095E

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) to (iv) The number of child murders, which took place, in 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, is reflected in the table below:

 

(i) 2017-2018

(ii) 2018-2019

(iii) 2019-2020

(iv) 2020-2021

Total

576

563

534

469

(1)(b)(i) to (iv) The number of child rapes, which took place, in 2017-2018, 2018- 2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, is reflected in the table below:

 

(i)

2017-2018

(ii)

2018-2019

(iii)

2019-2020

(iv)

2020-2021

Total

11 656

11 665

11 380

10 552

(2)(a)(i) to (iv) The number of investigations into the specified cases for child murders, which resulted in successful convictions, in each specified year, is reflected in the table below:

Total

 

(i)

2017-2018

(ii)

2018-2019

(iii)

2019-2020

(iv)

2020-2021

   

251

174

95

33

Find here: (2)(b)(i) to (iv) The number of investigations into the specified cases for child rapes, which resulted in successful convictions, in each specified year, is reflected in the table below:

23 September 2021 - NW2007

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to a virtual conference with a Chinese delegation on 12 May 2021 during which the Portfolio Committee on Police was informed of the SA Police Service and Chinese civilian cooperation centre that was established in the Republic In 2004, and the number of such cooperation centres which has now increased to 13 covering the nine provinces in the Republic that aim to strengthen community governance, protect the legal rights of Chinese people in the Republic, control risks and strengthen the foundation of mass power, (a) in terms of what legislation were the centres established, (b) what are the roles of the centres, (c) where are they situated across the Republic, (d) what number of Chinese staff are attached to each centre, (e) with which other countries does the Republic have similar agreements in place and (I) what total number of centres are run by such countries in the Republic?

Reply:

(a) to (f) The information is attached, as Annexure A.

Reply to question 2007 recommended

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-09-23

Reply to question 2007 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 29-9-2021

23 September 2021 - NW1850

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Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total number of school learners in each province who are facing criminal charges for any kind of assault that took place in school? NWW2075

Reply:

The total number of school learners, in each province, who are facing criminal charges for any kind of assault that took place in school, is reflected in the table below.

Find here: Number of assault cases reported in schools, per province, in 2020/2021
 

20 September 2021 - NW1820

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether his department has long term national plans to deal with the growing spate of robberies targeting schools; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether arrests and charges have been made nationwide on such malicious acts; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether data on the specified arrests and charges is readily available to the public; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (4) whether his department has a blueprint that informs its fight against criminals that attack schools given that minors might lose their lives during such attacks; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Robberies, targeting schools, are addressed as part of the National Crime Combating Strategy of the South African Police Service (SAPS), which employs a five pillar approach, to combat crime. The five pillars are as follows:
    • Pillar 1: intelligence gathering, analysis and coordination.
    • Pillar 2: Proactive and high visibility approach.
    • Pillar 3: Combat and reaction approach.
    • Pillar 4: Reactive through detection, including an organised crime approach.
    • Pillar 5: Communication and Liaison.

As part of the proactive and high visibility approach, Pillar 2, the SAPS and the Department of Basic Education have a protocol in place, since 2011, to strengthen school safety. As part of this programme, all police stations have school safety officers, who are designated to prO\/ide support to schools, educate pupils about crime and safety tips and coordinate any crime prevention interventions, in schools. The schools are also linked to their local police

stations, in order to streamline the crime reporting process. The SAPS conducts school safety programmes across the country, on an annual basis, including crime awareness campaigns, operations required by the schools and other proactive crime prevention programmes, such as the Junior Commissioner Initiative, crime dialogues and sports against crime projects.

The Department of Basic Education and provincial education departments are also involved in the structures of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster, including the National and Provincia! Joint Operational and intelligence committees, which allows them to cooperate with the SAPS, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and other departments in the JCPS Cluster, to ensure a coordinated response to crime and other threats targeting schools.

2. From 30 June 2021 to 26 July 2021, a total of 411 burglaries were reported at schools nationally. A total of 34 suspects were charged and referred to court, in 26 cases.

3. The JCPS Cluster and the SAPS provide regular feedback on notable successes, including arrests, but does not necessarily share information on every arrest and every person charged. Court proceedings are mostly public proceedings, which allows for the media to report on any person, who appeared as an accused in court.

4. The National Crime Combating Strategy serves as a blue print for the fight against crime and the School Safety Programme provides for a specific focus on preventing crime that affect schools, in recognition of the importance of education and of schools being safe spaces for children.

Reply to question 1820 recommended

NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021/09/15

Reply to question 1820 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 18/09/2021

20 September 2021 - NW1949

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Police

1.By what date will the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) finalise the investigation which was initiated in 2018 into taxpayers’ money to the amount of R49 million that went missing with VBS Mutual Bank at the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality in the North West; 2.whether any criminal proceedings have been instituted against those persons involved; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

1. The investigation is close to completion and currently awaiting the Financial Report from the Accountant, after which the case will be referred to the National Prosecuting Authority for a decision whether to prosecute or not.

2. No, the case is still under investigation.

 

Reply to question 1949 recommended

NATIONAL COMMISSIONERGENERAL: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021/09/07
 

Reply to question 1949 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP

Date: 18/09/2021

20 September 2021 - NW1790

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) With reference to his reply to question 450 on 7 April 2021, (a) in what total number of cases, as specified in (1)(a) of the reply, has the DNA tests per category been outstanding since 1 March 2021 in each forensic laboratory of the SA Police Service and (b) for what time period; (2) what (a) do the reagens chemical shortages in each separate forensic laboratory entail with regard to the different kits, as specified in (2)(a) of the reply and (b) are the reasons for the shortages; (3) what (a) total number of the specified contracts with regard to the reagens chemicals, the service, maintenance and calibration of equipment, as specified in (2)(b) of the reply, is still outstanding and (b) are the reasons for this; (4) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

(1)(a) The total number of cases outstanding, since 1 March 2021, in each forensic laboratory of the South African Police Service (SAPS), is reflected in the table below:

 

Biology

 

Category

Biology

Eastern Cape

Biology

KwaZuIu- Natal

Biology

Head Office

Biology

Western Cape

Total

Unclassified > 3 '

days

7 050

8 438

34 829

14 197

64 514

Routine > 35 days

921

81

4 399

2 539

“     7 940

DNA Intelligence

> 90 days

0

0

25 996

14 483

40 479

Non-routine »

113 days

0

0

10

22

 

32

Reference Index

Intelligence > 90 days

0

0

 

72 615

 

52 051

 

124 666

Total

7 971

8 519

137 849

83 292

237 631


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20 September 2021 - NW1799

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the operational reasoning behind having the SA Police Service (SAPS) raiding the houses of poor persons suspected of looting during the protests that followed the arrest of the former President, Mr J G Zuma, (b) what (i) procedures and (ii) laws did the SAPS rely on to raid persons’ houses and to confiscate alleged looted food items and (c) how did the SAPS determine which goods were looted and which goods were not?

Reply:

(a) The South African Police Service (SAPS) is obliged, in terms of its Constitutional mandate to prevent, combat and investigate crime, maintain public order, protect and secure the inhabitants of South Africa and to enforce the law. Police operations, which were conducted following the protest action that started, on 9 July 2021 and looting that started, on 11 July 2021, were informed by the need to restore public order, recover stolen property and enforce the law to deter further violent protests and footing.

(b)(i) Practical guidance for the procedures to be followed during searches and seizures were provided to the SAPS, in a circular issued, on 12 May 2016. This circular was distributed again to inform the procedures followed during operations, to recover stolen property, in July 2021.

(b)(ii) The SAPS relies on Sections 21 or 22 of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977), that provide for search and seizure with a warrant, as we!! as search and seizure without a warrant. The SAPS also relied on Section 13 of the SAPS Act, 1995 (Act No. 68 of 1995), to cordon off particular areas to ensure the safety of the public or to restore order, in particular areas.

(c) The SAPS required people, who were in possession of suspected stolen or looted items, to provide proof of purchase.

Reply to question 1799 recommended

NATIONAL COMMISSIONERGENERAL: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021/09/15
 

Reply to question 1799 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP

Date:

09 September 2021 - NW1317

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

1.Since the 2012-2013 financial year, (a) what number of members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) in each province who were accused of violent misconduct did the SAPS management place on provisional suspension and/or desk duty, pending the completion of the Independent Police investigative Directorate’s investigation (b) on what date was each member charged and (c) what was the charge against each specified member, 2. whether there are instances or occasions where one member of the SAPS has been accused and suspended more than once; if so, what are (a) their names and (b) the details of the charges? NW1511E

Reply:

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09 September 2021 - NW1868

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Stubbe, Mr DJ to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 181 on 23 March 2020, what number of the firearms used for murder were used by their registered owner?

Reply:

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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 - NW1800

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his announcement, a few days after the protests that followed the arrest of the former President, Mr J G Zuma, that about 12 suspects were identified for instigating the specified protests, what (a) are the names of the specified suspects and (b) exact number of suspects had been arrested?

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 1800 recommended


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

Reply to question 1800 approved

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

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 - 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
 

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 - NW1906

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Police

(1) With regard to case no 422/05/2020 opened at the Booysens Police Station in Johannesburg, (a) who is the complainant in the case, (b) who is the accused and (c) what are the full details of the status of the case; (2) whether the complainant was informed of the status of the case; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date, (b) by what means of communication was the information sent to the complainant and (c) on what date will the case be heard in court? NW2134E

Reply:

(1)(a) The complainant in the case is Mr Malesela William Mookka. (1)(b) To date, nobody has been charged in the case.
(1)(c) The case docket is under investigation by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI). It was taken to court and received back, on 26 July 2021, with further investigation instructions, from the Public Prosecutor.

(2)(a) Yes, the complainant was informed of the status of the case, on 2 August 2021. In addition, a meeting with the complainant Is scheduled, for 26 August 2021.
(2)(b) The complainant was informed telephonically.
(2)(c) The case is still under investigation and the court date has not been scheduled yet,

Reply to question 1906 recommended

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

Reply to question 1906 approved

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

01 September 2021 - NW1916

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of murder cases where women were the victims of domestic violence has the SA Police Service recorded from 1 January 2021 up to the latest specified date for which information is available? NW2144E

Reply:

The total cases where women were the victims of murder in a domestic related relationship, from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021, was 177. The table below provides the provincial distribution of cases where women were the victims of murder in a domestic-related relationship.

 

Province

Female

Eastern Cape

22

Free State

24

Gauteng

28

KwaZulu-Natal

44

Limpopo

13

Mpumalanga

7

North West

6

Northern Cape

3

Western Cape

30

Total

177

 

Reply to question 1916 recommended

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

Reply to question 1916 approved

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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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