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14 February 2018 - NW60

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Cassim, Mr Y to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether his department purchased the land on which the forensic services facility in Pinetown is to be built; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date and (b) at what cost; (2) (a) on what date will the (i) planning and (ii) building of the specified facility in Pinetown begin and (b) what is the projected date of completion?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b) The land belongs to the State.

(2)(a)(i) Planning will commence in the 2018019 financial year and takes approximately 18 months.

(2)(a)(ii) The construction will commence in the second half of the 2019/2020, financial year.

(2)(b) Only once the planning phase (design, specifications, etc.) of such a specialised facility is concluded, will a projected date of completion be known.

 

14 December 2017 - NW3245

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the total number of members of the SA Police Service who retired in terms of (i) section 45(3) and/or (ii) section 45(4) of the SA Police Service Act, Act 68 of 1995, in each of the past five financial years and (b) in each case, what is the (i) name, (ii) rank, (iii) date of retirement (iv) date of early retirement and (v) reasons given?

Reply:

(a)(i) Section 45(3)

Financial Year

Total number of members

2012/2013

79

2013/2014

120

2014/2015

405

2015/2016

482

2016/2017

438

(a)(ii) Section 45(4)

Financial Year

Total number of members

2012/2013

0

2013/2014

1

2014/2015

1

2015/2016

1

2016/2017

2

(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v) Section 45(3)

Financial Year

Details

2012/2013

Annexure A

2013/2014

Annexure B

2014/2015

Annexure C

2015/2016

Annexure D

2016/2017

Annexure E

(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v) Section 45(4)

Financial Year

Details

2013/2014

Annexure F

2014/2015

Annexure G

2015/2016

Annexure H

2016/2017

Annexure I

14 December 2017 - NW3053

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the media statement released by the SA Police Service on 10 October 2017 regarding the alleged sponsorship of his trip to Dubai, wherein it is stated that his family was responsible for the trip from the family financial resources, of which the details are completely confidential and protected in accordance with the Members Code of Ethics, what are the relevant sections in the Members Code of Ethics which were referred to in the statement?

Reply:

The Minister relies on the entirety of the Code of Ethics read together with the Act

14 December 2017 - NW3664

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What number of illegal firearms were seized by the SA Police Service (SAPS) in each province (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) from 1 April 2017 to the latest specified date for which information is available and (b) in each case, what number of the specified weapons were recovered from (i) members of the SAPS, (ii) members of private security firms and (iii) private persons?

Reply:

(a)(i)(aa) to (cc) The total number of firearms, which were circulated as found, without serial numbers and duplicated serial numbers, are as follows:

Province

2014/ 2015

2015/ 2016

2016/ 2017

Eastern Cape

540

1 089

1 741

Free State

128

255

306

Gauteng

1 043

596

3 069

KwaZulu-Natal

1 149

1 212

4 332

Limpopo

135

210

1 781

Mpumalanga

355

396

1 178

North West

185

325

276

Northern Cape

23

96

36

Western Cape

1 779

1 024

675

TOTAL

5 337

5 203

13 394

(a)(ii) The requested information is part of the statistical information, which must be published by the Minister of Police.

(b)(i)(ii)(iii) The number of firearms, as mentioned in paragraph (a) supra, were recovered by the South African Police Service (SAPS). Due to the fact that the majority of the firearms are unidentifiable (i.e. serial number erased), it is not always possible to link these firearms to official institutions such as the SAPS, security service providers and private persons.

Taking the above into consideration, this office cannot provide reliable figures, regarding part (b) of this question.

14 December 2017 - NW3720

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Alberts, Mr ADW to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether two particular matters (details furnished) are indeed being investigated; if not, what are the reasons why not; (2) whether the SA Police Service has been in contact with the complainant in this regard; if so, what is the status of the specified investigation?

Reply:

(1) and (2) The information provided, is insufficient for this office to provide a reply. The station where the case was reported, or the name and the identity number of the complainant, is required to enable this office to provide the relevant information.

14 December 2017 - NW2953

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Police

(1)How many (a) kilometres of security border fences and (b) static observation posts at border crossings were (i) erected and/or (ii) repaired in terms of the National Rural Safety Strategy (aa) in each of the past five financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017 in each province; (2) what is the total number of SA Police Service members who are currently stationed at each static border crossing observation post?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(i)(ii)(aa)(bb) The South African Police Service (SAPS), does not erect or repair security border fences or static observation posts. This is the responsibility of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).

2. Border crossing observation posts are monitored and manned by members of the SANDF.

14 December 2017 - NW3956

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Police

How long will it take to (a) process, (b) test and (c) check the system for links of a single firearm handed in during the proposed Firearm Amnesty period in 2018?

Reply:

(a)(b) and (c) The test firing will occur at station level, within one week of receiving the firearm, whereafter the fired specifimens will be submitted to the Forensic Science Laboratory. The loading and comparison searching on the Intergrated Ballistic Identification System and other testing, will occur within 30 days from receipt of the fired specimens.

14 December 2017 - NW3261

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Hill-Lewis, Mr GG to ask the Minister of Police

Did he meet with any (a) members and/or (b) close associates of a certain family (name furnished) in Dubai on or around 27 December 2016; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a) and (b) no

14 December 2017 - NW3948

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

(1)What is the current status of the investigation into charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice against a certain person (name and details furnished); (2) whether the specified person is currently on suspension; if not, (a) why not and (b) what is the person’s current employment status within the SA Police Service; if so, what amount was paid to the person for (i) salary, (ii) bonuses and (iii) other benefits (aa) in each of the financial years covering the person’s suspension and (bb) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

1. There is currently no investigation pending against the said official. The official terminated his services, on 2015-10-15.

(2)(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(aa) and (bb)

The said official is currently not on suspension, as he has terminated his service. However, it must be mentioned that on 2015-10-14, the said official was served with a notice of contemplated suspension/transfer, but the official choose to resign the following day.

14 December 2017 - NW3950

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What are the names of the Brigadier-Generals in the SA Police Service who failed to attain security clearance; (2) will they be dismissed from their position; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

(1) and (2) There are two Major-Generals whose files were closed in 2016, without issuing the clearance certificates. Their files were closed because they had not submitted all the required documentation.

These Major-Generals are now required to re-apply, in terms of the new directive by the National Commissioner. The directive instructs all Generals and Brigadiers to submit their applications before the end of December 2017. Their names cannot yet be disclosed, considering that, together with all members of senior management, they have been afforded the opportunity to re-apply within the stipulated time frames.

In the interim, members of the Senior Management Service (SMS), are being dealt with in terms of Section 70 and 71 of the South African Police Service Act, which require them to take an oath of secrecy.

Furthermore, consistent with the requirements of the Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS) policy, the respective supervisors must, at the end of every financial year, furnish a certificate regarding the security conduct of persons who do not yet possess security clearance certificates.

The MISS policy states, amongst others, that “the screening authority will merely make a recommendation regarding the security competence of the person concerned, to the head of the requesting institution, and this should in no way be seen as a final testimonial, as far as the utilisation of the person is concerned”. The relevant legislation and the MISS do not provide for the dismissal of persons who fail to obtain security clearance certificates.

Taking the above into account, it is clear that each case will have to be considered on its own merit.

14 December 2017 - NW3958

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Police

In view of the recent closure of the laboratory in KwaZulu-Natal due to flooding for the fourth time, what arrangements has he made regarding the transportation of all the firearms to be handed in during the proposed Firearm Amnesty period in 2018 to alternative laboratories in the country?

Reply:

The flooding occured in the Chemistry and Biology Sections, in the KwaZulu-Natal Forensic Science Laboratory and did not affect the Ballistic Section, which is a separate facility. Therefore, no impact was experienced, due to the flooding of the Ballistic Section (including the Integrated Ballistic Identification System). The Ballistic Section will, therefore, be able to receive and process all test specimens or firearms during the proposed Firearm Amnesty.

14 December 2017 - NW3951

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Does the SA Police Service (SAPS) currently employ a certain person (name and details furnished); if not, on what date did the specified person resign; if so, (a) in what (i) division and (ii) rank and (b) what is his current job description; (2) with reference to the internal disciplinary report on the actions of a certain person (name furnished) in crime intelligence, what is the total number of relatives of the specified person who are still working in (a) crime intelligence or in (b) any division of the SAPS and (c) what is the (i) rank and (ii) position of each person?

Reply:

1. The alleged employment of the relatives of Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli, in the South African Police Service (SAPS), is the subject of both criminal and internal disciplinary proceedings and as such, the matter is sub judice.

2. The alleged employment of the relatives of Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli, in the SAPS, is the subject of both criminal and internal disciplinary proceedings and as such, the matter is sub judice.

14 December 2017 - NW3207

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What is the reason why the sheriff recently seized computer equipment at the Tzaneen Police Station; (2) (a) what other equipment and/or furniture was seized at the specified police station and (b) what steps have been taken to retreive the items; (3) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

1. Joubert and May Attorneys, from Tzaneen, obtained a warrant of execution for an outstanding taxed legal cost, in a civil matter that was supposed to be paid by the State Attorney, in Pretoria. The company’s consultant attorney was not registered on the State Attorney’s database for payments, causing a delay in payment. The warrant of execution was served to the Station Commander, in Tzaneen, on 7 September 2017. The Sheriff at Tzaneen, on instruction of the attorney, removed seven computers from the Tzaneen Police Station, on 9 October 2017. After liaison with the instructing attorney and the State Attorney, it was agreed that the outstanding legal cost will be paid directly to his account, by the SAPS. On 10 October 2017, the instructing attorney addressed a letter to the Sheriff, indicating that the computers can be returned to the Tzaneen Police Station. The seven computers were returned on 11 October 2017. The payment of R33 956,72, was made on 12 October 2017 and was deposited, on 18 October 2017.

(2)(a) No other equipment was seized, only the seven computers were removed.

(2)(b) Not applicable.

3. For the Minister to decide, whether a statement will be made.

14 December 2017 - NW3912

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police

(1)With reference to the Minister of Transport’s reply to question 3426 on 10 November 2017, (a) what number of dockets were opened for (i) road and/or traffic infringements and (ii) driving under the influence in each province in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 festive season periods and (b) what number of the dockets resulted in convictions; (2) what number of blood-alcohol samples were (a) taken and (b) analysed in each province in each of the specified festive season periods?

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) The number of charges registered for road and/or traffic infringements, is as follows:

 

Culpable Homicide

Driving offence in terms of the National Road Traffic Act (Category A)

 

(aa)

2014/2015

(bb)

2015/2016

(cc)

2016/2017

(aa)

2014/2015

(bb)

2015/2016

(cc)

2016/2017

Eastern Cape

360

382

360

2 122

2 163

2 231

Free State

218

241

235

1 179

1 114

1 072

Gauteng

625

671

658

6 206

6 873

6 196

KwaZulu-Natal

550

609

641

2 580

2 834

2 653

Limpopo

307

340

357

2 375

2 610

2 432

Mpumalanga

289

320

314

1 493

1 508

1 558

North West

201

213

270

1 214

1 228

1 169

Northern Cape

101

116

98

571

609

575

Western Cape

243

311

268

2 370

2 323

2 272

TOTAL

2 894

3 203

3 201

20 110

21 262

20 158

(1)(a)(ii) The number of charges for driving under the influence, is as follows:

 

(aa)

2014/2015

(bb)

2015/2016

(cc)

2016/2017

Eastern Cape

2 161

1 770

1 852

Free State

557

669

884

Gauteng

5 684

8 433

6 659

KwaZulu-Natal

3 061

3 028

3 586

Limpopo

1 072

1 350

1 174

Mpumalanga

849

1 358

1 582

North West

504

822

709

Northern Cape

266

232

274

Western Cape

3 265

2 669

3 019

TOTAL

17 419

20 331

19 739

(1)(b) The number of charges that resulted in convictions, is as follows:

 

Culpable Homicide

Driving offence in terms of the National Road Traffic Act (Category A)

 

(aa)

2014/2015

(bb)

2015/2016

(cc)

2016/2017

(aa)

2014/2015

(bb)

2015/2016

(cc)

2016/2017

Eastern Cape

21

17

5

214

156

82

Free State

18

14

5

128

130

84

Gauteng

26

24

5

215

264

202

KwaZulu-Natal

21

19

12

172

170

112

Limpopo

7

11

2

193

176

95

Mpumalanga

17

14

3

132

119

88

North West

7

2

0

68

65

40

Northern Cape

8

3

0

47

50

16

Western Cape

9

11

7

181

120

86

TOTAL

134

115

39

1 350

1 250

805

 

Driving under influence

 

(aa)

2014/2015

(bb)

2015/2016

(cc)

2016/2017

Eastern Cape

826

622

286

Free State

157

180

119

Gauteng

123

309

154

KwaZulu-Natal

403

561

859

Limpopo

170

170

91

Mpumalanga

134

180

70

North West

69

149

70

Northern Cape

113

84

23

Western Cape

748

495

375

TOTAL

2 743

2 750

2 047

(2)(a) The number of blood-alcohol samples taken, is as follows:

 

(aa)

2014/2015

(bb)

2015/2016

(cc)

2016/2017

Eastern Cape

2 161

1 770

1 852

Free State

557

669

884

Gauteng

5 684

8 433

6 659

KwaZulu-Natal

3 061

3 028

3 586

Limpopo

1 072

1 350

1 174

Mpumalanga

849

1 358

1 582

North West

504

822

709

Northern Cape

266

232

274

Western Cape

3 265

2 669

3 019

TOTAL

17 419

20 331

19 739

(2)(b) All blood-alcohol samples taken were analysed.

14 December 2017 - NW3895

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

(a) What number of SA Police Service officers were deployed outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa in each of the past three financial years and (b) what was the (i) reason for and (ii) period of deployment in each case?

Reply:

Division: Operational Response Services

(a) In the 2014/2015 financial year, a total of 164 members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) were deployed outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa.

In the 2015/2016 financial year, a total of two members of the SAPS were deployed outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa.

In the 2016/2017 financial year, a total of 62 members of the SAPS were deployed outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa.

(b) (i) The reason for the deployments were in support of the following:

  • The United Nations/African Union Hybrid Peacekeeping Mission, in Darfur (UNAMID).
  • The United Nations Peacekeeping Mission, in South Sudan (UNMISS).
  • The African Union Mission, in Somalia (AMISOM).
  • The Southern African Development Community Stabilisation Intervention Mission, in the Kingdom of Lesotho (SOMILES).
  • The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO), in New York.

(ii) In 2014/2015, the periods of deployment were as follows:

  • One member in UNAMID (final year of a two year secondment).
  • One member in AMISOM (first year of a three year secondment).
  • One member in UNDPKO (first year of a three year secondment).
      • 140 members in SOMILES (for a period of six months).
      • 21 members in UNMISS (for a period of 18 months).

In 2015/2016, the periods of deployment were as follows:

  • One member in UNDPKO (second year of a three year secondment).
  • One member in AMISOM (second year of a three year secondment).

In 2016/2017, the periods of deployment were as follows:

  • 36 members in UNAMID (for a period of 18 months).
  • One member in AMISOM (third year of a three year secondment).
  • Two members in UNDPKO (third year of a three year secondment and the first year of a three year secondment).
  • 23 members in UNMISS (for a period of 18 months).

Division: Crime Intelligence

(a) In the 2014/2015 financial year, a total of 24 members of the SAPS were deployed outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa.

In the 2015/2016 financial year, a total of 24 members of the SAPS were deployed outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa.

In the 2016/2017 financial year, a total of 19 members of the SAPS were deployed outside the borders of the Republic of South Africa.

(b)(i) INTERPOL SAPS Liaison Officers are placed in strategic locations at South African Missions abroad, mainly for the following reasons:

  • Coordination of all organised crime and crime intelligence related information, emanating from foreign law enforcement agencies and the promotion of mutual assistance, between the agencies concerned.
  • Cooperation with law enforcement agencies, in order to combat international organised crime and to coordinate and support official visits of SAPS personnel, to such countries.
  • Attend to police activities in countries where accredited, to participate in all forums where the presence of the SAPS is required and negotiate training possibilities in the fields, as identified and requested by the Human Resource Development.
  • Assist with the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation (SARPCCO), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) initiatives, including planning and participation in cross-border operations and cross-border law enforcement meetings.

(ii) SAPS Liaison Officers are placed as continental coordinators for a minimum term of four and six years. The terms of duty for officers, placed at an international organisation, may be extended, if required.

14 December 2017 - NW3947

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

What is the current status of the investigation in case number CAS 50/7/2017 that was opened at the Brighton Beach Police Station?

Reply:

Brighton Beach, CAS 50/07/2017- Theft, was fully investigated. There were no witnesses, no CCTV footage or any leads to aid in the investigation and the case docket was closed as undetected, on 17 July 2017.

14 December 2017 - NW4019

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What number of persons were (a) arrested and (b) convicted (i) in each of the past five financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017 for the (aa) murder of an intimate partner, (bb) attempted murder of an intimate partner, (cc) murder of the child of an intimate partner or (dd) attempted murder of the child of an intimate partner; (2) what number of the arrested persons were (a) male and (b) female in each specified case?

Reply:

(1) and (2) The information that is required, is not readily available, as each case must be verified before the information can be submitted. A request is hereby made for an extension, in order for the correct information to be provided.

14 December 2017 - NW3955

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) number of extra staff are being (i) trained and (ii) deployed to testing laboratories to conduct the Integrated Ballistics Identification System testing on the firearms which may be handed in during the proposed Firearm Amnesty next year in each province and (b) is the (i) name and (ii) location of each specified testing laboratory to which such staff is deployed?

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(b)(i)(ii) The current capacity of human resources, available at the Ballistic Section, IBIS Subsection, is sufficient to cope with the anticipated work, which is resulting from a possible Firearm Amnesty. Therefore, no extra staff will need to be trained and deployed to process the firearms, which may be handed in during the proposed Firearm Amnesty, next year. The existing four Forensic Science Laboratories, will be able to process the additional work load.

14 December 2017 - NW3628

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

Whether (a) his department and/or (b) any entity reporting to him own land; if so, in each case, (i) where is each plot of land located, (ii) what is the size of each specified plot and (iii) what is each plot currently being used for?

Reply:

(a) There are three pieces of land, purchased by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and registered in the name of the National Government of the Republic of South Africa, as tabulated below:

(i)(ii)(iii)

Province

(i) Location of Land

(ii) Size

(iii) Comments

Gauteng

Reigerpark

Remainder of Erf 479 Reigerpark Extension 1 Township Registration Division I.R. Gauteng.

1 000 Hectares.

Title Deed registered on 2016-09-30.

Land purchased for the Construction of the Reigerpark Police Station.

Western Cape

Makhaza/ Khayelitsha

Erf 75 169 Portion of Erf 59 037 Khayelitsha, Western Cape.

10 229 Hectares.

Title Deed registered on 2017-08-22.

Land purchased for the Construction of the Makhaza Police Station.

Northern Cape

Riemvasmaak

Erf 494 Riemvasmaak (an unregistered portion of Erf 369 Riemvasmaak) Sending, Northern Cape.

1 000 Hectares.

Title Deed registered on 2016-12-01.

Land purchased for the Construction of the Riemvasmaak Police Station.

(b) For reply by the other entities who report to the Minister of Police.

14 December 2017 - NW3952

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What is the current state of the investigation into charges of alleged fraud against a certain official (name and details furnished); (2) whether the specified person is currently on suspension; if not, (a) why not and (b) what is the specified person’s current employment status within the SA Police Service; if so, what is the total amount that was paid to the specified person in terms of (i) salary, (ii) bonuses and (iii) other benefits in (aa) each of the financial years covering the suspension and (bb) since 1 April 2017 to the latest date available?

Reply:

1. The alleged fraud, involves funds from the Secret Services Account and therefore, this matter can only be discussed in the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI).

(2)(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii)(aa)(bb) As above.

14 December 2017 - NW3959

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What is the (a) name and (b) rank of the SA Police Service member who applied for a warrant to search the office(s) of a certain legal firm (name and details furnished), in a search operation that was carried out on 9 November 2017 and led by a certain official (name furnished); (2) what is the (a) name of the presiding officer who authorised the specified warrant and (b) in which court was the specified warrant issued; (3) what are the reasons that were given as motivation in the application for the specified warrant; (4) will he furnish Mr T J Brauteseth with a copy of the (a) application and (b) specified warrant?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(2)(a)(b)(3) and (4)

No search warrant was applied for and no search was conducted at the office of the legal firm. On 7 November 2017, an investigation was conducted and a statement was obtained. At no stage was a search conducted. It was merely an investigative duty and the purpose thereof, was to obtain a statement.

14 December 2017 - NW3045

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his recent speech at the Marikana settlement on 4 October 2017 (details furnished) in which he mentioned that the SA Police Service (SAPS) has been infiltrated, what are the relevant details of the specified infiltrations in respect of (a) where the infiltrations occurred, (b) who were the infiltrators, (c) what are their ranks in the SAPS, (d) where are they deployed and (e) what disciplinary action has been taken against the infiltrators?

Reply:

(a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) The Minister’s speech was not accurately captured by the media. In essence, the Minister was relating to the reported and known matters as per Independent Police Investigative Directorate cases and arrests of members who commit crimes.

14 December 2017 - NW3891

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Macpherson, Mr DW to ask the Minister of Police

What are the relevant details of (a) underresourcing statistics and (b) vehicle shortages for each police station in the (i) Richmond, (ii) KwaDukuza and (iii) Mkhambathini Local Municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal (aa) for each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017?

Reply:

a) The table below, is a representation of the budgetary allocations for the respective financial years, with the total number of vehicles purchased and distributed to the 184 police stations/units/branches/components, in Kwazulu-Natal. Due to budgetary constraints, this province is not able to meet the needs of all the police stations.

2014

2015

2016

2017

R 168 696 000,00

R 160 000 000,00

R 160 000 000,00

R 211 880 000,00

824 Vehicles Purchased

684 Vehicles Purchased

595 Vehicles Purchased

769 Vehicles Purchased

(b)

(b) vehicle shortages for each police station

(aa) 2014

(aa) 2015

(aa) 2016

(bb)2017

New vehicles ordered 2017/2018

 

Required vehicles

Active vehicles

Short/ Surp

Required vehicles

Active vehicles

Short/Surp

Required vehicles

Active vehicles

Short/Surp

Required vehicles

Active vehicles

Short/Surp

No. of Vehicles ordered

Received

Awaiting delivery

Richmond

15

19

+4

21

15

-6

22

23

+1

21

20

-1

3

2

-1

Kwadukuza

45

41

-4

49

48

-1

49

47

-2

48

44

-4

5

3

-2

Camperdown

17

16

-1

15

17

+2

20

16

-4

19

19

-

4

3

-1

Bishopstowe

11

11

-

11

13

+2

15

15

-

11

12

+1

4

2

-2

Umsunduzi

13

15

+2

12

15

+3

10

15

+5

13

14

+1

1

0

-1

14 December 2017 - NW3753

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him procured services from a certain company (name furnished); if so, (i) what services were procured in each case and (ii) what is the total amount that was paid to the specified company in each case; (2) whether the specified company provided services related to international travel to (a) his department and/or (b) entities reporting to him; if so, (i) what is the name of each person who travelled, (ii) what was the travel route and (iii) what is the total amount that was paid for each person?

Reply:

(1)(a) Yes, the South African Police Service (SAPS), procured services from Travel With Flair, since 2001.

(1)(b) For the entities, reporting to the Minister of Police, to respond.

(1)(i)(ii) For the period, since 2001 up to November 2017, the following amounts were paid to the company:

  • Air charter service: R8 211 370,31.
  • Leases: motor vehicles: R1 476 536,81.
  • Laundry services: R10 315,46.
  • Domestic accommodation: R97 612 196,21.
  • Domestic car rental: R2 919,40.
  • Domestic air transport and accommodation: R437 423,58.
  • Domestic air transport: R30 992 464,62.
  • Domestic railway transport: R6 664,44.
  • Domestic road transport: R2 350 251,39.
  • Foreign accommodation: R22 797 095,54.
  • Foreign incidental cost-medical insurance: R115 327,42.
  • Foreign air transport: R100 239 651,94.
  • Foreign road transport: R101 458,00.
  • Venues and facilities: R253 605,12.

(2)(a) Yes, international travel expenditures were also procured from the company.

(2)(i)(ii) and (iii)

Due to the number of employees that travelled abroad, during the lengthy period of time, for which information is requested, (4 225 foreign air tickets) and taking into account the various transactions and the documents which are to be analysed, it will be extremely time consuming and will place an unreasonable burden on the resources of the SAPS to obtain the information in these categories, as requested. The information requested is not readily available in the financial accounting structure (Standard Chart of Accounts) of the SAPS and can therefore, not be extracted electronically.

14 December 2017 - NW3954

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Bergman, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) are the full details of crimes that were linked to the firearms handed in during the period of the two previous firearm amnesties and (b) number of firearms were handed in each province during each of the amnesties?

Reply:

This question requires consultation with various role players, including all station commanders. It is, therefore, requested that extension is granted to reply to this question. An extension period of five working days is requested, to gather and consolidate the correct information.

 

 

14 December 2017 - NW3949

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

(1)What are the names of the Majors-General in the SA Police Service who failed to attain security clearance; (2) whether the specified Majors-General will be dismissed from their positions; if not, why not; if so, by what date?

Reply:

(1) and (2) There are two Major-Generals whose files were closed in 2016, without issuing the clearance certificates. Their files were closed because they had not submitted all the required documentation.

These Major-Generals are now required to re-apply, in terms of the new directive by the National Commissioner. The directive instructs all Generals and Brigadiers to submit their applications before the end of December 2017. Their names cannot yet be disclosed, considering that, together with all members of senior management, they have been afforded the opportunity to re-apply within the stipulated time frames.

In the interim, members of the Senior Management Service (SMS), are being dealt with in terms of Section 70 and 71 of the South African Police Service Act, which require them to take an oath of secrecy.

Furthermore, consistent with the requirements of the Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS) policy, the respective supervisors must, at the end of every financial year, furnish a certificate regarding the security conduct of persons who do not yet possess security clearance certificates.

The MISS policy states, amongst others, that “the screening authority will merely make a recommendation regarding the security competence of the person concerned, to the head of the requesting institution, and this should in no way be seen as a final testimonial, as far as the utilisation of the person is concerned”. The relevant legislation and the MISS do not provide for the dismissal of persons who fail to obtain security clearance certificates.

Taking the above into account, it is clear that each case will have to be considered on its own merit.

14 December 2017 - NW3854

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total number of (a) incidents of (i) ukuthwala, (ii) forced marriages (iii) child marriages and (iv) female gender mutilation that were reported to SA Police Service stations in each province (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb) since 1 April 2017, (b) cases that were opened in each case, (c) the specified cases that were prosecuted and (d) the specified cases that remains pending?

Reply:

The information that is required, is not readily available and has to be requested from the provinces. Each case must be verified before the information can be submitted. A request is hereby made for an extension, in order for the correct information to be provided.

04 December 2017 - NW3665

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What costs are associated with the maintenance of a national key point and (b)(i) what items are budgeted for and (ii) what is the average Rand value of each specified item?

Reply:

(a) The Minister of Police is not privy to the costs that are associated with the maintenance of any national key point. The owner of every individual national key point, is responsible for all costs, pertaining to the maintenance, thereof.

(b)(i) Not applicable.

(b)(ii) Not applicable.

04 December 2017 - NW3498

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King, Ms C to ask the Minister of Police

What measures has his department put in place to mitigate the impact of cyber-attacks in the country?

Reply:

The Republic of South Africa’s national security, economic prosperity and social wellbeing is critically dependent on Information Communication Technology (ICT) that is safe and secure. Big and small enterprises, governments, as well as private internet users are facing similar threats in cyberspace.

The South African Police Service (SAPS), recognises, as a high priority, the value of being able to detect, prevent, combat and investigate the pervasive cybercrime threat and in particular, cyber-attacks on critical information infrastructure.

The protection of critical infrastructure, such as electricity, transportation and banking against cyber threats is essential to our daily lives and the vulnerability to attack and exploitation of these systems is a real threat.

The SAPS therefore created capacities and capabilities, strengthened by continuous interaction and co-operation with intelligence agencies, International Law Enforcement Agencies and Prosecutorial Authorities, to provide a national, co-ordinated response to the most serious incidents of cybercrime occurrences.

The SAPS has well equipped cyber investigation support centres at national level, capable of providing digital forensic support in cybercrime and cyber-related investigations. These capabilities are also available in some provinces and the current focus is to ensure the roll-out to all provinces.

Furthermore, the SAPS and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), are engaged in a research project, to continuously enhance strategies and training frameworks to effectively detect, combat, prevent and investigate cybercrime.

04 December 2017 - NW3821

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the reply to question 1857 on 31 August 2017, what progress has been made in the investigation into CAS 108/06/2017 that was opened at Edenvale Police Station?

Reply:

The investigation into Edenvale, CAS 108/06/2017, has been finalised. All the statements were obtained and the case was remanded to 2018-03-14, for trial. The witnesses will be subpoenaed, during January 2018.

04 December 2017 - NW3663

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

What is the total number of South African Police Service members who (a) took and (b) passed a firearm proficiency test (i) in the (aa) 2014-15, (bb) 2015-16 and (cc) 2016-17 financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2017 in each province?

Reply:

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

   

MEMBERS WHO TOOK AND PASSED A FIREARM PROFICIENCY TEST: 2014/2015 FINANCIAL YEAR

Province

(a)

(b)

National Head Office

644

625

Provincial Commissioner: Western Cape

493

419

Provincial Commissioner: Eastern Cape

344

336

Provincial Commissioner: Northern Cape

316

289

Provincial Commissioner: Free State

535

499

Provincial Commissioner: KwaZulu-Natal

342

328

Provincial Commissioner: North West

407

404

Provincial Commissioner: Mpumalanga

408

396

Provincial Commissioner: Limpopo

653

626

Provincial Commissioner: Gauteng

1 385

1 206

TOTAL

5 527

5 128

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

   

MEMBERS WHO TOOK AND PASSED A FIREARM PROFICIENCY TEST: 2015/2016 FINANCIAL YEAR

Province

(a)

(b)

National Head Office

217

212

Provincial Commissioner: Western Cape

389

299

Provincial Commissioner: Eastern Cape

513

495

Provincial Commissioner: Northern Cape

132

107

Provincial Commissioner: Free State

283

263

Provincial Commissioner: KwaZulu-Natal

78

75

Provincial Commissioner: North West

160

160

Provincial Commissioner: Mpumalanga

155

147

Provincial Commissioner: Limpopo

92

91

Provincial Commissioner: Gauteng

974

831

TOTAL

2 993

2 680

(a)(b)(i)(cc)

   

MEMBERS WHO TOOK AND PASSED A FIREARM PROFICIENCY TEST: 2016/2017 FINANCIAL YEAR

Province

(a)

(b)

National Head Office

970

903

Provincial Commissioner: Western Cape

1 845

1 633

Provincial Commissioner: Eastern Cape

803

744

Provincial Commissioner: Northern Cape

833

688

Provincial Commissioner: Free State

181

134

Provincial Commissioner: KwaZulu-Natal

928

901

Provincial Commissioner: North West

337

306

Provincial Commissioner: Mpumalanga

1 166

895

Provincial Commissioner: Limpopo

108

108

Provincial Commissioner: Gauteng

2 177

1 912

TOTAL

9 348

8 224

(a)(b)(ii)

   

MEMBERS WHO TOOK AND PASSED A FIREARM PROFICIENCY TEST: 2017/2018 FINANCIAL YEAR

Province

(a)

(b)

National Head Office

467

465

Provincial Commissioner: Western Cape

271

27

Provincial Commissioner: Eastern Cape

153

152

Provincial Commissioner: Northern Cape

191

181

Provincial Commissioner: Free State

64

62

Provincial Commissioner: KwaZulu-Natal

87

86

Provincial Commissioner: North West

45

10

Provincial Commissioner: Mpumalanga

33

14

Provincial Commissioner: Limpopo

24

24

Provincial Commissioner: Gauteng

327

298

TOTAL

1 662

1 319

*All three financial years, (2014/2015; 2015/2016; 2016/2017), except 2017/2018, include the Basic Police Development Learning Programme.

29 November 2017 - NW3527

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether any children have been reported as (a) missing or (b) having absconded from the Don Mattera Child and Youth Care Centre in Edenvale in 2017; if so, (i) what number of children, (ii) on what dates were they reported as missing or having absconded and (iii) what are the case numbers for each case; (2) what is the progress with regard to the investigation of each case?

Reply:

(1)(a) No, children have not been reported as missing from the centre.

(1)(b) Yes, there have been children that absconded from the centre in 2017.

(1)(i) A total of 15 children absconded from the centre.

(1)(ii)(iii) and (2) A replication of OB numbers appear, due to the fact that some of the youth absconded together and the Don Mattera Child and Youth Care Centre, reported it on the same date and time.

(1)(ii)

Date of Abscondment

(1)(iii)

SAPS OB Number

(2)

Progress/Status

2017/02/04

259/02/2017

Returned to the centre.

2017/02/04

259/02/2017

Child is in the care of his biological mother.

2017/02/07

472/02/2017

Returned to the centre.

2017/02/07

472/02/2017

Child is in the care of her biological father.

2017/03/27

1485/03/2017

Whereabouts unknown.

2017/03/27

1485/03/2017

Returned to the centre.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

Whereabouts unknown.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

In the care of biological mother.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

In the care of biological mother.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

In private place of safety in Vereeniging.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

In the care of biological mother.

2017/04/28

2468/04/2017

Returned to the centre.

2017/10/30

1911/10/2017

In the care of a place of Safety, Durban.

2017/10/30

1911/10/2017

In the care of significant other.

2017/10/30

1911/10/2017

Whereabouts unknown.

29 November 2017 - NW3243

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

(1)What number of surveillance cameras does the SA Police Service (SAPS) (a) own and (b) operate in each province; (2) whether, with regard to the shootings that took place in the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi in the Western Cape in October 2017, the SAPS has (a) gathered and (b) analysed surveillance footage of the specified areas at the time of the incidents from (i) their own surveillance cameras and/or (ii) privately owned surveillance cameras; if not, why not, in each case; if so, in each case, how many hours of footage was analysed?

Reply:

(1)(a)(b) A total of 106 South African Police Service (SAPS) sites have surveillance cameras. A total of 37 sites are operational which include:

      • Division: Forensic Services – eight sites.
      • Eastern Cape – seven sites.
      • KwaZulu-Natal – 16 sites.
      • Northern Cape – one site.
      • North West – one site.
      • Western Cape – four sites.

There is currently no surveillance cameras installed and owned by SAPS in public places. Where surveillance cameras are installed by other government departments within the metropolitan areas, the SAPS will either have personnel posted in the control room, or in some instances, have access to the surveillance footage in the Provincial Joints Operational Centre (ProvJOC).

(2)(a) No.

(2)(b) No.

(2)(b)(i) No.

(2)(b)(ii) There is no SAPS or privately owned surveillance camera footprint in the Marikana informal settlement, in Philippi.

29 November 2017 - NW3580

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Malatsi, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the total number of supplier invoices that currently remain unpaid by (i) his department and (ii) each entity reporting to him for more than (aa) 30 days, (bb) 60 days, (cc) 90 days and (dd) 120 days and (b) what is the total amount outstanding in each case?

Reply:

(a)(i) On 31 October 2017, a total of 16 invoices were unpaid for suppliers providing goods or services to the South African Police Service (SAPS). This excludes interdepartmental payments. A total of 136 582 invoices were paid, to the value of R1 668 856 934,73. On an annual basis, the SAPS pays in excess of 1, 5 million invoices, valued at R16 435 455 122,00, of which 99,75% of invoices, are paid within 30 days.

(a)(ii) Not applicable to SAPS.

(aa) A total of four supplier invoices were outstanding, after 30 days.

(bb) No invoices were outstanding, after 60 days.

(cc) A total of two invoices were outstanding, after 90 days.

(dd) A total of 10 invoices were outstanding, after 120 days.

The majority of invoices not paid within 30 days, is due to a dispute between the SAPS and the supplier, in respect of the goods and services actually received, against what is invoiced.

(b) In each case, the following amounts remained unpaid:

30 days: R12 365,46.

60 days: nil rand.

90 days: R8 012,04.

120 days: R18 453,39.

29 November 2017 - NW3459

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

(1)How many officials and/or employees in his department were granted permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings in the past three financial years; (2) are any of the officials and/or employees that have permission to have businesses and/or do business dealings doing business with the Government; if so, (a) what was the purpose of each business transaction, (b) when did each business transaction occur and (c) what was the value of each business transaction?

Reply:

(1) The figures below, reflect the number of officials who were granted permission to conduct remunerative work, outside the South African Police Service (SAPS), in the past three financial years.

APPROVED REMUNERATIVE WORK

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

939

780

973

(2)(a)(b)(c)

In relation to the above mentioned figures, three officials, who were granted approval for remunerative work outside the SAPS, were identified by the Auditor-General, to have conducted business with government:

Persal Number

Rank

Surname and Initials

Supplier Name

Value

Period

71669531

Constable

Mahlangu

Luuboys Sanitation (Pty) Ltd

R55 700,27

2014/2017

70293996

Sergeant

Silinda EP

Silimo General Construction

R153 204,37

2016/2017

70188271

Sergeant

Siwela E

Inkambeni Trading CC

R54 610,07

2016/2017

29 November 2017 - NW3181

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) his department and (b) the entities reporting to him procured services in the past five years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?

Reply:

(1)(a)(2)(a)(b) and (3)(a)(b)(c)

All government departments, including the South African Police Service (SAPS), invite, evaluate and award bids, in terms of the prescripts of the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017, issued in terms of section 5 of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No 5 of 2000).

Subsequently, bidders are awarded Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) preferential points, in terms of their B-BBEE status level of contribution.

The award for bids is based on the 80/20 and the 90/10 points system. The acceptable bid which has the highest points, is awarded the contract. The ownership of service providers/contractors is incorporated into the B-BBEE certificates, issued by SANAS accredited agencies, which forms part of the formula above.

The following information can be reported for the last five financial years;

2013/2014 financial year:

Total bids awarded

Total value awarded (R)

Bids awarded to B-BBEE

Total value awarded to B-BBEE (R)

142

R520 665 157,96

109

R333 376 196,92

2014/2015 financial year:

Total bids awarded

Total value awarded (R)

Bids awarded to B-BBEE

Total value awarded to B-BBEE (R)

225

R2 955 181 290,05

194

R1 932 279 662,17

2015/2016 financial year:

Total bids awarded

Total value awarded (R)

Bids awarded to B-BBEE

Total value awarded to B-BBEE (R)

115

R2 624 928 898,71

102

R2 394 672 966,48

2016/2017 financial year:

Total bids awarded

Total value awarded (R)

Bids awarded to B-BBEE

Total value awarded to B-BBEE (R)

128

R6 873 074 437,69

126

R6 604 372 140,55

Bids awarded for the current financial year (up to end September 2017):

Total bids awarded

Total value awarded (R)

Bids awarded to B-BBEE

Total value awarded to B-BBEE (R)

98

R1 192 360 596,45

98

R1 192 360 596,45

(1)(b) This information will be provided by the entities reporting to the Minister of Police.

29 November 2017 - NW3519

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America, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to oral question 134 on 7 September 2017, did he apply to the Speaker of the National Assembly for an extension within which to table his reply to question 1857 in accordance with National Assembly Rule 145(5), which directs that all questions for written reply should be replied to within 10 working days; if not, how does he justify breaking the Rules of the National Assembly?

Reply:

The reply to question 134 was made during the Oral reply and submitted on the following date 2017/09/07.

29 November 2017 - NW3662

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

What is the breakdown of the total number of (a) top management, (b) senior management, (c) commissioned officers, (d) non-commissioned officers and (e) Public Service Act employees of the South African Police Service in each province?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)

The breakdown of the total number of (a) top management, (b) senior management, (c) commissioned officers, (d) non-commissioned officers and (e) Public Service Act employees of the South African Police Service (SAPS), in each province, is as follows:

Province

(a)

Top Management

(b)

Senior Management

(c)

Commissioned Officers

(d)

Non-Commissioned Officers

(e)

Public Service Act Employees

Western Cape

1

80

2 674

15 745

4 427

Eastern Cape

1

66

2 247

14 157

4 658

Northern Cape

1

42

831

5 509

2 007

KwaZulu-Natal

1

81

3 276

18 161

5 513

Free State

1

44

1 374

8 617

2 791

North West

1

46

1 280

6 784

2 441

Mpumalanga

1

49

1 360

7 823

2 493

Gauteng

1

117

4 680

24 627

6 224

Limpopo

1

58

1 684

8 576

2 900

29 November 2017 - NW3239

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Van Der Walt, Ms D to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether the SA Police Service stations in the municipal areas of (a) Bela-Bela, (b) Lephalale, (c) Modimolle, (d) Mookgophong and (e) Thabazimbi in Limpopo comply with the minimum standards of sector policing; if not, in each case, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (2) what is the total number of (a) vehicles available compared to the required number needed, (b) police officers in each rank and (c) vacancies in each rank in each of the specified police stations; (3) what is the total number of (a) farm murders that were reported in each of the specified police stations from 1 January 2016 and (b) of the specified cases, how many resulted in successful convictions?

Reply:

(1)(a) Bela-Bela municipal area:

The Bela-Bela Police Station does not comply with minimum standards of sector policing. There are two sector managers, without sector teams. A minimum of at least 16 members are required to be divided into four groups, in order for the sectors to function on a 24-hour basis.

(1)(b) Lephalale municipal area:

The Lephalale Police Station complies with the minimum standards of sector policing.

(1)(c) Modimolle municipal area:

The Modimolle Police Station does not comply with the minimum standards of sector policing, due to inadequate human and physical resources.

(1)(d) Mookgophong municipal area:

The Mookgopong Police Station does not comply with the minimum standards of sector policing, due to inadequate human and physical resources.

(1)(e) Thabazimbi municipal area:

The Thabazimbi Police Station does not comply with the minimum standards of sector policing, due to the lack of resources.

(2)(a)(b)(c)

Specified police stations

(2)(a)

Total number of vehicles available compared to the required number needed.

(2)(b)

Total number of police officers in each rank.

(2)(c)

Total number of vacancies in each rank

 

Number of vehicles available

Number of vehicles needed

   

a) Bela-Bela

18

21

Lieutenant Colonel- 1

Captain- 3

Warrant Officer- 13

Sergeant- 19

Constable- 42

0

0

3

13

9

b) Lephalale

12

8

Lieutenant Colonel- 1

Captain- 1

Warrant Officer- 6

Sergeant- 4

Constable- 20

0

0

2

2

16

c) Modimolle

28

18

Colonel- 1

Lieutenant Colonel- 3

Captain- 13

Warrant Officer- 24

Sergeant- 17

Constable- 24

0

0

0

0

0

0

d) Mookgophong

17

10

Lieutenant Colonel- 1

Captain- 12

Warrant Officer- 19

Sergeant- 9

Constable- 18

0

0

0

0

0

e) Thabazimbi

22

25

Lieutenant Colonel- 1

Captain- 3

Warrant Officer- 10

Sergeant- 11

Constable- 41

0

0

5

10

0

(3)(a)(b)

Specified police stations.

(3)(a)

Total number of farm murders reported, from 1 January 2016.

(3)(b)

Total number of specified cases, that resulted in successful convictions.

a) Bela-Bela

2

No convictions

b) Lephalale

3

Three convictions

c Modimolle

2

No convictions

d) Mookgophong

0

0

e) Thabazimbi

1

No arrests

27 November 2017 - NW3321

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Mhlongo, Mr P to ask the Minister of Police

(1)Whether the (a) chief executive officer and (b) chief financial officer of entities reporting to him are employed on a permanent basis; if not, (2) whether the specified officers are employed on a fixed term contract; if so, (a) what are the names of each of the officers and (b) when (i) was each officer employed and (ii) will each officer’s contract end?

Reply:

(1)(a) The Chief Executive Officer, the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), is not employed on a permanent basis.

(1)(b) The Chief Financial Officer of the SAPS is appointed on a permanent basis.

2. The Chief Executive Officer, the National Commissioner of the SAPS, is appointed on a fixed term contract, for a period of five years, which may be renewed once, for a period not exceeding five years. The Chief Financial Officer of the SAPS is not employed on a fixed term contract.

(2)(a) The post of the Chief Executive Officer, the National Commissioner of the SAPS, is currently vacant. The function of this post is currently overseen by an acting incumbent, namely, Lieutenant General LJ Mothiba. The post of the Chief Financial Officer, is filled by Lieutenant General PA Ramikosi.

(2)(b)(i) Lieutenant General Mothiba was appointed as the Acting Chief Executive Officer, which is an Acting National Commissioner of the SAPS, with effect from, 1 June 2017. Lieutenant General Ramikosi was appointed as Chief Financial Officer, with effect from, 1 October 2015.

(2)(b)(ii) The term of office of the Acting Chief Executive Officer, the Acting National Commissioner of the SAPS, will end when the post is filled by the appointment of a new incumbent, whether on a fixed term contract, or in an acting capacity, by the President. The term of office of the Chief Financial Officer, will end upon the termination of his service, for whatever reason.

27 November 2017 - NW2266

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1)For what exact period was the private residence of the Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr N P Nhleko, in KwaZulu-Natal in the care of the SA Police Service (SAPS); (2) (a) for what period and (b) how many (i) SAPS members and (ii) different types of vehicles was the specified residence in the care of the Public Order Police division; (3) (a) who (i) gave persmission and/or (ii) provided authorisation for the protection of the residence and (b) what were the costs associated with this protection; (4) whether his department took any steps to recover the costs from Mr NP Nhleko; if not, why not; if so, what steps; (5) whether he will make a statement regarding the matter?

Reply:

1. From 5 July 2014 to 20 July 2017.

(2)(a) The residence was guarded on a 24-hour basis.

(2)(b)(i) Two members were on duty during the day and two, during the night, thereby maintaining a 24-hour guard duty capacity.

(2)(b)(ii) A Nyala armoured vehicle was permanently posted at the said residence. An additional soft top vehicle, single/double cab bakkie or a combi, was used by the members, who performed duties at the residence.

(3)(a)(i)(ii) The former Minister of Police, Minister Nhleko, was afforded static guard duties by the Provincial Commissioner: KwaZulu-Natal, as a result of his portfolio, as the Minister of Police.

(3)(b) Salaries: Constables @ R 17,79, per hour x 2 shifts (normal rate) = R 853,92. Sunday rate @ R35,58, per hour. Total for the period is R813 785,76.

Fuel: 60km @ R4, 98 km, per day = R298,80 x 2 = R597,60 for a 24 hour period x 1 110 days = R663 336,00.

(4) No, Minister Nhleko was the Minister of Police during the period of guard duties and was, therefore, afforded static guard duties at his residence, by the Provincial Commissioner based on the Minister’s portfolio.

(5) No.

27 November 2017 - NW3227

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Mackenzie, Mr C to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What number of SA Police Service (SAPS) members are on duty for each shift at the Johannesburg International Mail Centre; (2) whether any plans have been put in place to increase the number of SAPS members on duty for each shift at the specified facility; if not, why not; if so, by (a) what number and (b) which date?

Reply:

(1)

Four members are currently working at the Mail Centre, at the OR Tambo International Airport. The Mail Centre operates from 07:30 to 16:00, from Monday to Friday and is, therefore, not operational on a 24-hour shift basis.

(2)(a)(b)

The Component: Organisational Development, is currently revising the structure of the South African Police Service (SAPS), at the OR Tambo International Airport. Once a revised structure has been approved, the SAPS Management will revisit the deployment at the Mail Centre and other environments, to enhance law enforcement at the airport.

27 November 2017 - NW3244

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

What number of cases of bestiality were (a) reported, (b) investigated and (c) prosecuted in (i) each province and (ii) each of the past three financial years?

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)(i)(ii)

(i) Province

(ii) 2014/2015

 

(a) Reported

(b) Investigated

(c) Prosecuted

Eastern Cape

14

14

11

Free State

5

5

3

Gauteng

4

4

3

KwaZulu-Natal

6

6

4

Limpopo

12

12

10

Mpumalanga

1

1

1

North West

5

5

4

Northern Cape

2

2

2

Western Cape

5

5

5

TOTAL

54

54

43

(i) Province

(ii) 2015/2016

 

(a) Reported

(b) Investigated

(c) Prosecuted

Eastern Cape

11

11

6

Free State

5

5

5

Gauteng

9

9

7

KwaZulu-Natal

5

5

2

Limpopo

9

9

7

Mpumalanga

3

3

3

North West

2

2

1

Northern Cape

2

2

1

Western Cape

4

4

2

TOTAL

50

50

34

(i) Province

(ii) 2016/2017

 

(a) Reported

(b) Investigated

(c) Prosecuted

Eastern Cape

3

3

2

Free State

5

5

2

Gauteng

3

3

1

KwaZulu-Natal

2

2

0

Limpopo

4

4

2

Mpumalanga

4

4

0

North West

2

2

1

Northern Cape

4

4

4

Western Cape

7

7

7

TOTAL

34

34

19

27 November 2017 - NW2946

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Wilson, Ms ER to ask the Minister of Police

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

Reply:

(1)(a)(i) The number of persons that were identified by the South African Police Service (SAPS), as having been victims of human trafficking and who were leaving the country, is as follows:

Province

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

Total

Eastern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Free State

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gauteng

3

3

2

1

0

9

KwaZulu-Natal

0

0

0

0

0

0

Limpopo

0

0

0

0

0

0

Mpumalanga

0

1

0

0

0

1

North West

0

0

0

0

0

0

Northern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Western Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

3

4

2

1

0

10

(1)(a)(ii) The number of persons that were identified by the SAPS, as having been victims of human trafficking and who were brought into the country, is as follows:

Province

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

Total

Eastern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Free State

0

0

0

0

1

1

Gauteng

0

0

0

12

12

24

KwaZulu-Natal

0

0

0

0

65

65

Limpopo

0

53

72

32

13

170

Mpumalanga

5

2

0

0

0

7

North West

0

0

0

4

64

68

Northern Cape

0

0

0

0

0

0

Western Cape

2

1

2

0

0

5

Total

7

56

74

48

155

340

(1)(b)(c) and (2)(a)(b) An annexure is attached and contains the following information:

(1)(b) The country of origin of each victim.

(1)(c) The country where the victims were rescued.

(2)(a) Suspects apprehended.

(2)(b) The current status of each case.

27 November 2017 - NW3091

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Bara, Mr M R to ask the Minister of Police

(1) (a) How many SA Police Service (SAPS) members that formed part of the Cato Manor Serious and Violent Crime Unit were suspended as a result of alleged death squad operations that were carried out by the unit (details furnished) (b) of these how many (i) passed away whilst on suspension, (ii) retired whilst on suspension, (iii) are still on suspension and (iv) have had their suspension lifted and (c) in each case what are the relevant details including the (i) full names, (ii) rank and (iii) date of suspension; (2) (a) how many of the members are currently facing disciplinary action and (b) what are the status of these actions?

Reply:

(1)(a) There were 24 members, who formed part of the Cato Manor Serious and Violent Crime Unit.

(1)(b)(i) One member passed away whilst on suspension.

(1)(b)(ii)) Eight members retired whilst on suspension.

(1)(b)(iii) Fifteen members are still on suspension.

(1)(b)(iv) No members have had their suspensions lifted.

(1)(c)(i)(ii)(iii)

No

Rank

Initials and Surname

Date of suspension

Service Termination

 

Major General

JL Booysen

 

2017-02-28 (early retirement)

 

Lt Colonel

JM Olivier

2012-11-09

2017-01-31 (retirement)

 

Captain

SJ Smith

2012-11-09

 
 

Captain

A Lockem

2012-11-09

2016-05-31 (resigned)

 

Captain

N Crouse

2012-11-09

 
 

Lieutenant

M Panday

2012-11-09

 
 

Lieutenant

MW Thabethe

2012-11-09

2016-06-30 (resigned)

 

Warrant Officer

R Naidoo

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

B Zondi

2012-11-09

2015-12-31 (purchasing discharge)

 

Warrant Officer

TE Mdlalose

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

EA Nel

2012-11-09

2016-05-31 (purchasing discharge)

 

Warrant Officer

ME Nkabane

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

A Pillay

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

J Marten

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

CJ Smith

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

PW George

2012-11-09

2017-06-30 (early retirement)

 

Warrant Officer

P Makhanya

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

A Ghaness

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

G Padayachee

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

AFJ Staltz

2012-11-09

 
 

Warrant Officer

PJ Mostert

2012-11-09

2016-07-31 (early retirement)

 

Sergeant

RC Lee

2012-11-09

 
 

Sergeant

TM Mkhwanazi

2012-11-09

 
 

Captain

N Eva

2012-11-09

(deceased)

(2)(a) A total of 15 members, are currently facing disciplinary action.

 

(2)(b) The members are still on suspension.

27 November 2017 - NW3092

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Brauteseth, Mr TJ to ask the Minister of Police

What is the (a) current status of the investigation into the alleged existence and activities of the Cato Manor Death Squad and (b) by what date does his department envisage the completion of specified investigation?

Reply:

(a) The status of the Cato Manor Investigation is that the cases are currently in the Durban High Court pending the determination of a trial date. The case was in court on 10 November 2017 and was then further remanded to 08 October 2018 due to the accused awaiting a separate Court process in their challenge of the racketeering charges authorized by the National Director of Public Prosecutions.

(b) The investigation was completed in 2012 and the accused appeared in Court on the 24 August 2012, after which the case was remanded to the High Court

One of the accused General Booysen then challenged the racketeering charge against him, the Court found in his favour , then the charges against him were dropped.

After the appointment of the new NDPP, Adv Shaun Abrahams, the charges were reinstated. General Booysen now with all the accused are challenging the racketeering charges, hence the case has been remanded to 08 October 2018 to allow that process to be concluded

27 November 2017 - NW3403

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

What number of drug-related cases from the Boksburg North Police Station in Gauteng (a) went to court and (b) ended in successful convictions in the 2016-17 financial year?

Reply:

a) A total of 691 drug-related cases from the Boksburg North Police Station went to court during the 2016/2017 financial year.

b) A total of 89 drug-related cases ended in successful convictions in the 2016/2017 financial year.

27 November 2017 - NW2703

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Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether (a) the SA Police Service and/or (b) any other entity or body that reports to him is currently investigating any complaints lodged against a certain person (name furnished); if so, in each case, what are the relevant details with regard to the (i) complaint, (ii) case number, (iii) date that the complaint was received, (iv) investigating officer assigned to the case and (v) status of the investigation?

Reply:

(a) Yes, the South African Police Service (SAPS) is currently investigating two cases against the specified person.

(b) For the Ministry of Police to reply.

(b)(i) A case of intimidation, conspiracy to commit murder and crimen injuria is being investigated at the Pretoria Central Police Station and a case of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, is being investigated at the Sunnyside Police Station.

(b)(ii) Pretoria Central, CAS 881/05/2017 and Sunnyside, CAS 3/10/2016.

(b)(iii) The complaint, of driving under the influence of alcohol, was received on 1 October 2016 and the intimidation case was received on 8 May 2017.

(b)(iv) The details of the investigating officer cannot be disclosed, in order to allow the investigation to be conducted without fear or favour.

(b)(v) Pretoria Central, CAS 881/05/2017 was received back from the office of the Senior Public Prosecutor, on 26 September 2017, with further instructions for the investigating officer to comply with. The investigating officer is currently attending to the requests of the Senior Public Prosecutor. Sunnyside, CAS 3/10/2016 was at court on 16 October 2017. The case has been remanded to 1 November 2017, for a trial date to be determined.

27 November 2017 - NW2949

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Walters, Mr TC to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What is the total number of (i) A-status, (ii) B-status and (iii) C-status border posts that are manned by the SA Police Service and (b) what was the total (i) number of staff employed and (ii) annual expenditure in each case for each of the past five financial years?

Reply:

(a)(i) A-Status (Commercial Ports of Entry):

40 Commercial Ports of Entry, comprising 21 Land Ports of Entry, 10 Air Ports of Entry and nine Sea Ports of Entry.

(a)(ii) B-Status (Semi-Commercial Ports of Entry):

28 Semi-Commercial Ports of Entry.

(a)(iii) C-Status (Non-Commercial Ports of Entry):

4 Non-Commercial Ports of Entry.

1 Tourist Access Facility.

(b)(i)(ii) Number of staff employed:

 

(ii)

2013/2014

(ii)

2014/2015

(ii)

2015/2016

(ii)

2016/2017

(ii)

2017/2018

 

*SAPS

**PSA

SAPS

PSA

SAPS

PSA

SAPS

PSA

SAPS

PSA

(i) A-Status

4 991

569

4 675

345

4 432

339

4 467

321

4 737

324

(i) B-Status

471

86

415

65

493

77

487

75

515

67

(i) C-Status

51

13

49

13

47

12

48

5

43

10

Total

5 513

668

5 139

423

4 972

428

5 002

401

5 295

401

* Personnel employed in terms of the South African Police Act.

** Personnel employed in terms of the Public Service Act.

(b)(ii) Annual expenditure for border posts and the management thereof is inclusive of compensation for employees, as well as other operational expenses.

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018 up to the 2nd Quarter

R1 540 486 160,00

R1 614 556 215,00

R1 685 715 156,00

R1 801 089 780,00

R979 389 218,00 (up to 30 Sept 2017)

27 November 2017 - NW2854

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Mbhele, Mr ZN to ask the Minister of Police

(1)What number of civilians (a) currently have one or more firearms registered in their names on the Central Firearm Register (CFR) and (b) have used the specified registered firearms for (i) criminal activities and/or (ii) homicide; (2) what number of (a) civilian firearms registered in the CFR have been reported as lost or stolen and (b) the specified firearms have been recovered since 1 January 2007; (3) what number of unregistered firearms have been recovered by the SA Police Service since 1 January 2007; (4) what number of (a) firearms registered to state entities, including the SA National Defence Force, State Security Agency, National Intelligence Agency, SA Police Service and any other law enforcement entity, have been reported as lost or stolen and (b) the specified firearms have been recovered since 1 January 2007?

Reply:

(1)(a) On 20 September 2017, a total of 1 661 158 individual firearm owners (civilians) had one or more firearms registered in their names, on the Central Firearm Register (CFR) data base.

(1)(b)(i)(ii) The information with regards to paragraph (1)(b)(i) and (ii), is not readily available as it must be verified, before the information can be submitted. A request is hereby made for an extension, in order to provide the correct information, as soon as it is received.

(2)(a) A total of 81 931 firearms, registered on the CFR data base, belonging to individual firearm owners (civilians), were reported lost or stolen during the period, 1 January 2007 to 20 September 2017.

(2)(b) A total of 37 411 firearms with serial numbers, were recovered during the period, 1 January 2007 to 20 September 2017, which are linked to individuals firearms owners (civilians), who are registered on the CFR data base.

(3) A total of 29 682 unregistered firearms, (firearms with a serial numbers that has never been registered on the CFR database, or where the serial numbers have been erased/filed off, or firearms with duplicate serial numbers), were recovered during the period, 1 January 2007 to 20 September 2017.

(4)(a) A total of 15 489 firearms, belonging to official institutions, were reported lost or stolen during the period, 1 January 2007 to 20 September 2017.

(4)(b) A total of 4 980 firearms, with serial numbers, were recovered during the period, 1 January 2007 to 20 September 2017, and were linked to official institutions, as registered on the CFR data base