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06 May 2021 - NW277

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Police

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

Reply:

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

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

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

a    1 x Beechcraft King Air 90

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

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

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

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

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

 

Reply to question 277 recommended/

 

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

Reply to question 277 approved

 

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

06 May 2021 - NW905

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

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

Reply:

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

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

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

06 May 2021 - NW415

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Mohlala, Ms MR to ask the Minister of Police

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

Reply:

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

Reply to question 415 recommended

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

Reply to question 415 approved

 

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

06 May 2021 - NW541

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

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

Reply:

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

Reply to question 541 recommended

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

Reply to question 541 approved

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

06 May 2021 - NW543

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Krumbock, Mr GR to ask the Minister of Police

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

Reply:

(a)(b)(c)

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

Reply to question 543 recommended

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

Reply to question 543 approved

 

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

 

 

12 March 2021 - NW495

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Police

(a) What was the purpose of his visit to the Nkandla homestead of the former President, Mr J G Zuma, on 18 February 2021 and (b) in what capacity did he visit the former President;

Reply:

(1) Was to see former president Zuma and have a wide range of various discussions.

2(a)(i) Did not fly to Nkandla so no cost incurred.

2(a)(ii) Did not calculate on this one but used the normal transport I use when doing my political movement work.

2(b) Same as I always use.

2(c) Used the police cars I always use not sure the status either own or hired by police.

2(d) No accommodation used.

2(e) No gifts.

2(§ I have no knowledge of such details, those are administrative.

Reply to question 495 approved

GENERAL BH CELE, MP
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date: 12/03/2021

12 March 2021 - NW305

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to the judicial decision on the SA Police Service’s (SAPS) procurement, his department will institute any consequence management against senior managers of the SAPS involved in the scathing judgment handed down by Judge Dennis Davis in the Pretoria High Court on 13 January 2021 related to the illegal procurement of items that will benefit the ruling party and not the citizens of the Republic; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

Internal investigations are continuing as they get finalised, the recommendations and direction will be given which path to follow, including the consequence management, if needs be.

Reply to question 305 approved

GENERAL BH CELE, MP
MINISTEROF POLICE
Date: 12/03/2021

12 March 2021 - NW354

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Police

Whether the VIP Protection Service assigned to Mr J S Malema incurred any expenses on and/or around 5 February 2021 to accommodate the attendance of (a) Mr Malema and/or (b) any of the persons in his delegation at the meeting with the Former President, Mr J G Zuma, at his Nkandla homestead; if no, in each case, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the details of the expenses incurred in terms of (i) transporting Mr Malema and/or his guest, (ii) the expenses incurred in additional members of the VIP Protection Unit(s) assigned to Mr Malema and (iii) any other relevant costs relate to the tea party?

Reply:

(a)(b)(i)(ii)(iii) Not applicable Mr Malema is no longer protected by the South African Police Service (SAPS), Very Important Persons (VIP) Protection Services.

Reply to question 354

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

Reply to question 354 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 12/03/2021

12 March 2021 - NW496

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether he gave assurances to the former President, Mr J G Zuma, that he would be the person carrying out an arrest if the courts decide to issue a warrant of arrest, as a certain person (name furnished) stated on Twitter on 18 February 2021; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether he has found that his visit to the former President, who faces imminent arrest for refusing to appear before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of State in contravention with a Constitutional Court order, on 18 February 2021 conflicted in any way with his position as the Minister responsible for the Police Service, who would be responsible for enforcing the law and carrying out the arrest; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details? NW552E

Reply:

1.Ministers don't effect arrest, if warrant of arrest is issued, it will follow the normal cause of procedures.
2. No. As explained above, ministers don’t carry out any arrests

 

Reply to question approved

GENERAL BH CELE, MP
MINISTER OF POLICE
Date
: 2021/03/12
 

12 March 2021 - NW420

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

What steps has the SA Police Service taken since 1 April 2020 to capacitate its Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Units to provide efficient and effective assistance to victims of family violence?

Reply:

An allocation of 312 trainees was eamarked to be placed at the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units. To date, a total of 288 of the trainees have been placed at various units and the remaining 24 posts are in the process of been fillad laterally. The FCS was allocated a further 70 posts in Phase 1 of the Post Promotion process, for the 2020/2021 financial year and these post are yet to be filled.

 

12 March 2021 - NW422

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What have been the findings of the task team he appointed to investigate stock theft in the Free State amid an increase in the crime which he described as eConomic sabotage;

Reply:

(1) During the intervention it was discovered that the Stock Then information Centre was not in place. The following government departments and organisations are represented in the Stock Theft information Centre:
The department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) Stock     Theft and Endangered Species Units.
Red Meat Organisations.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).
Live Stock Farmers, National Agricultural Farmers Union (NAFU).
Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU).

The purpose of the Stock Theft information Centre, is as follows:
The sharing of intelligence between communities and detectives
Providing feedback, with regard to stock theft cases.
Creating community awareness, with regard to relevant legislation, e.g. the Animal Identification Act, the Stock Theft Act and the Meat Safety Act, etc.
Joint visits to livestock and meat disposal points.
Discouraging the community not to mediate serious stock theft court cases.

(2) The SAPS 1s continuously monitoring the stock theft trends and where a similar trend is noticed, various approaches are put in place after analysing the facts. There are currently four task teams operating in identified stock theft hotspots in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, in various districts.

Reply to question 422 recommended

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

Reply to question 422 approved

 

MIISTER OF POLICE
GEERAL BH CELE, MP
Date
: 12/03/2021

 

 

 

12 March 2021 - NW388

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

(1) In light of the fact that the SA Police Service (SAPS) in Gauteng has come forward and reaffirmed its commitment to decisively deal with taxi violence and find SAPS members who are involved in illegally providing taxi operators and and hitmen with firearms (details furnished), what measures has the SAPS in Gauteng put in place to curb corruption and discourage it all together; (2) whether he will furnish Ms. Z Majoizi with figures that will give a clear and contextual image of the progress made in his regard; if no, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

The performance of remunerative work by employees of the South African Police Service (SAPS) is regulated by National Instruction 4 of 2012, which prohibits the performance of any remunerative work in the taxi industry.

Paragraph 3 of National Instruction 4 of 2012, Performance of Remunerative Work, lists the prohibitions on the granting of approval to an employee, to perform certain types of remunerative work or to perform certain a4iv•rties for gain. The tax‹ industry is listed in paragraph 3(a), which reads: Approval may not be granted to an employee to perform any remunerative work •f such work or activity is in any manner connected to the taxi industry. This includes, but is not limled to, the operation of a taxi service by the employee, himsel or herseP or by employing another person, or the performance of remunerative work for a taxi association, group of taxi owners or operator or for a single taxi owner or operator.

Any information, relating to the involvement of SAPS membem in the taxi industry. is followed up immediately by the Provincial Investigation Team.

de following measures are in place, with ægafd to the management of SAPs fileams:

O III SAPS fireams are accounted for, on a regular basis, by means of physical inspections.

o All SAPS fifBarITIS aæ dot paen marked and tested, in tems of the lntegrated BalliStiCS Identification System (IBIS) and record is kept for comparison with exhibits, recovered at crime scènes.

In order tg corruption, the following measures have been implemented:

  • All the SAPS personnel, who are attached to the Taxi Violence Investigation Unit, are vetted and lifestyle audits are conducted on a regular basis.
  • Corruption cases are investigated by the Anti-Corruption Unit.
  • Allegations of corruption are investigated departmentally, independently from the criminal case.
  • Employees face dismissal if found guilty on corruption charges.
  • Employees are sensitised about the consequence of committing serious misconduct.

» Roll out of the National Instruction on ethics and integrity management.

  • Trainees are subjected to integrity management to eliminate the potential risk of corruption.

The following SAPS members were convicted and dismissed for their involvement in taxi violence:

Station and Cæe Number

Charge

Name of SAPS Member

SAPS

Flrearm

used

Outcome

Gemiston

CAS 289/11/2015

Murder x 2 and

attempted murder

Thulani Wiseman

Madidie

No

Guilty- 2 x life imprisonment

Pretoria Central
CAS 1541/09/2013
Murder

Lungisani Arnold Mgaga

Yes

Guilty- life imprisonment

Roodepoort

CAS 579/10/2018

Murder

Sibusiso Shongwe

No

Guilty- life imprisonment

 

12 March 2021 - NW238

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

Whether has he been informed of the alarming statistics of the recent 2021 survey carried out by a statistics website, Numbeo.com, which ranked six South African cities among the global top 20 of the most dangerous cities (details furnished); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) how is his department planning to ensure that the Republic forges a better reputation in the global communities and (b) what are the details of the implementation strategy of such efforts?

Reply:

Yes, the Management of the South African Police Service (SAPS) is aware of the recent, 2021 survey, which was carried out by a statistics website, Numeo.com. The cities identified in the survey, according to the rankings, are as follows:

Pretoria

Number 3

eThekwini (Durban)

Number 4

Johannesburg

Number 5

Pietermaritzburg

Number 7

Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

Number 14

Cape Town

Number 16

It should be noted that the Crime Index is based on surveys from visitors to the website. To generate a current index, data up to 36 months old is used and includes only cities for which there are at least a certain number of contributors.

The table below provides a perspective on the number of participants over a 36 month period:

Pretoria

280

eThekwini (Durban)

240

Johannesburg

676

Pietermaritzburg

81

Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

103

Cape Town

510

Although the content of the survey is noted, the number of participants is indeed marginal if measured against the total population of each of these


The SAPS initiated the Safer Cities Project in collaboration with Strategic stakeholders, such as municipalities and went beyond the above mentioned six cities to also include Emalahleni, Polokwane, Rustenburg, Mangaung and Kimberley.

In the above cities, with the exception of Pietermaritzburg, the initiation process has been concluded, led by the SAPS Management and in some instances by the Minister or Deputy Minister of Police, who engaged with provincial and local government to brief them on the project and agreed on joint mechanisms for the development and implementation of a Safer Cities Project.

The implementation strategy entails the development of project and implementation plans by the provinces, with their respective cities. The city of eThekwini (Durban) has gone beyond the initiation phase and has developed a project plan with an implementation plan.

One of the milestones achieved by the city of eThekwini (Durban) is the establishment of an integrated Fusion Centre, which was launched on 20 November 2020. The other cities are expected to finalise their project plans with implementation plans, in the 2021/2022 financial year. This strategy is being rolled out with the District Development Model, in respect of planning and budgeting for the project.

The objectives of the Safer Cities Project (strategy) are:
A country free of crime and violence.

People feeling safe, within the city or district precinct.

Increased economic growth of the city.

Integrated functional governance system.

Public confidence and trust in the governance of the city/district.


Reply to question 238 recommended/

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

Reply to question 238 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 12/03/2021

12 March 2021 - NW286

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) are the academic qualifications and (b) is the practical experience of the (i) Commander of the National Forensic Science Laboratories and (ii) commanding officers of the respective forensic laboratories in the Republic;

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(i)(ii) The academic qualifications and the practical experience of the Commander of the National Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and commanding officers of the respective forensic laboratories in the Republic, are reflected in the table below:

Occupation

Senior Member

Qualification

Experience

Component Head: FSL

Major General Ngokha

Diploma in Management

B. Tech Management

B. Com Honours

Management

Diploma in Applied Management

BSc (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

DNA expert

Facility Manager of the Laboratory

Chemistry Manager

Head of the FSL

Section

Head: Ballistics

Brigadier van Niekerk

Diploma Datametrics: Unisa

AFTE: Board

35 years’experience in Forensic Ballistics

Section Head: Chemistry

Brigadier J Allen

BSc (Chemistry andBiochemistry)

BSc Hons (Biochemistry)

29 years’ experience at the FSL.

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12 March 2021 - NW278

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Steyn, Ms A to ask the Minister of Police

For each police station in the Free State, what total number of vehicles are (a) allocated to each police station to support service such as (i) visible policing, (ii) rural safety, (iii) police detectives and (iv) instances where vehicles have been boarded and/or made redundant and (b)(i) operational and (ii) out of service in each of the specified categories?Reply

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(iii(iv)(b)(i)(ii)

A total of 104 out of 111 police stations in the Free State, fall within the rural safety category, this includes rural and the combination of urban/rural, in terms of the classification. A total of 100 out of 104 rural police stations have vehicles, which are allocated and dedicated to rural safety. All vehicles in the Visible Policing and Detective environments are regarded as operational. The details are reflected in the table below:

12 March 2021 - NW106

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he arid/or the National Commissioner laid formal charges against a certain person (details furnished) for statements made alleged to have been threatening to the members of the SA Police Service, their families and De State; 1 not, what is the position in this regard; If so, what are the relevant details

Reply:

An extension of 14 days is requested, in order to ob6in more information on the statement that was allegedly made by the said political party leader.

Reply to question 106 recommended /not recommended


GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2101-03-04

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 12/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW115

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What extraordinary measures have been taken by the SA Police Service to withdraw police officials who are alleged to have abused their authority in enforcing the lockdown regulations with regard to the declaration of a national disaster?

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 115 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW2

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) total number of firearms were handed in at the SA Police Service during the amnesty period from 1 August 2020 until 31 January 2021 and (b) number, of the total number, are firearms (i) of which the licences have expired and (ii) which are still licenced and were handed in voluntarily;

Reply:

(1)(a)(b)(i)(ii), (2)(a)(b), (3) and (4)(a)(b)

An extension of two weeks is requested, because the information needs to be drawn from a live system, in order to provide the response to this question.

Reply to question 2 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 2 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE,MP
Date: 008/03/2021

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04 March 2021 - NW239

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

What (a) is the status of the investigation into criminal charges laid against certain persons (names and details furnished) on 9 April 2009 at the Durban Central Police Station and (b) are the details of the (i) investigation(s) and (ii) outcome(s) to date;

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 239 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

Internal Ref Number: 0141 2021
Submission Date: 08.02.2021

Question Asked By: Ms D Kohler

Question Asked To: Minister of Police

Question:

1.What (a) is the status of the investigation into criminal charges laid against (i) Mr A J P Fraser, a former employee of the Department of State Security and (ii) Mr M Hulley, a former attorney of former President J G Zuma on 9 April 2009 at the Durban Central Police Station and (b) are the details of the (i) investigation(s) and (ii) outcome(s) to date;

Whether the SA Police Service transferred the investigation into the specified criminal charges of any of the specified persons to the State Security Agency; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what date was the investigation transferred to the State Security Agency, (d) why was the investigation transferred to the State Security Agency and (c) what are the further relevant details in this regard?

Contact: Asanda Sotenjwa (073 478 4738 or as and cla,org.za)

 

04 March 2021 - NW125

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has found it to be acceptable for a senior member of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) to be in charge of a nonprofit organisation which solicits funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

  1. There is nothing prohibiting a senior member of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) to be in charge of a nonprofit organisation (NPO).
  1. It would not be acceptable for a senior member of the DPCI to (a) solicit and/or

(b) receive funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NCL) at the time when the DPCI are investigating alleged corruption involving lottery funding.

The funds were not received by the senior member of the DPCI, in his capacity as a member of the DPCI. The funds in question is a matter between the National Lotteries Commission (NCL) and the nonprofit organisation (NPO), which has nothing to do with the DPCI.

  1. The person, whose name is mentioned, did not need permission as a serving member of the DPCI, to set up a foundation. He, therefore, did not seek permission from the employer.
  1. No, the person, whose name is mentioned, was not obliged to declare the funding, which was received from the NLC, for the NPO.
  1. No, the person, whose name is mentioned, did not declare that the NPO had received funding from the NLC. If the member had received any other type of funding, which was not meant for the NPO, he would have had to declare it. He was not obliged to declare the funding received from the NLC, for the NPO.

Reply to question 125 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 125 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

Find here: Internal ref number 1795 2020

Internal Ref Number: Subrrdssion Date: Question Asked By:

Question Asked To:

Question:

1795 - 2020

03.11.2020

Mr MJ Cuthbert Minister of Police

  1. Whether (a) he believes it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to be in charge of an NPO which solicits funding;
    1. it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to solicit and receive funding from the NLC at a time when the Hawks are investigating corruption involving Lottery funding;
    1. Brigadier Mulaudzi needed permission as a serving officer to set up a foundation in his name, if so, (i) was he granted permission;
    1. he was aware of him being considered for NLC funding prior to his acceptance of the funding itself and
    1. Brigadier Mulaudzi did declare that he had received Lottery funding to him?

Internal Ref Number: Submission Date: Question Asked By: Question Asked To:

Question:

0038 - 2021

08.02.2021

Mr MJ Cuthbert Minister of Police

1. Whether it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to be in charge of a nonprofit organisation which solicits funding from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC); if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether it is acceptable for a senior member of the Hawks to (a) solicit and (b) receive funding from the NLC at a time when the Hawks are investigating corruption involving Lottery funding; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether a certain person (name furnished) needed permission as a serving officer to set up a foundation in the specified person’s name; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) was the person granted permission; (4)

whether he was aware of the person being considered for NLC funding prior to his acceptance of the funding itself; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (5) whether the person declared to him that he had received funding from the NLC; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

04 March 2021 - NW119

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service (SAPS) has put any plans in place to minimise the high numbers of its vehicles that are taken out of service at any given time due to maintenance and repairs, in order to ensure that the SAPS can continue to fulfil its mandate; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 119 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW118

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service’s forensic science laboratories are experiencing any shortages in the consumables needed to process DNA samples within 30 days; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

 

The South African Police Service (SAPS), Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) experienced a shortage of consumables, in 2019/2020, due to financial constraints. However, in July 2020, an additional R250 million, was allocated to the Division Forensic Services. Funding certificates have since been signed and submitted to the Division: Supply Chain Management (SCM), to activate the procurement process for consumables, which are needed to process deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) samples.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the subsequent lockdown Regulations, in terms of the Disaster Management Act, had a negative effect on the procuremant of consumables, due to the restrictions on economic activities. The FSL is serviced by suppliers, who acquire certain consumables from abroad. As a prerequisite, potential responsive bidders/suppliers are expected to do a site visit and consumables must be validated and tested by FSL technicians, to ascertain the compatibility and efficiency of proposed consumables. This process was prohibited during certain stages of the lockdown.

Find here: The following contracts were awarded, in 2020:

04 March 2021 - NW114

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What is the total number of cases of(a) police brutality and (b) members of the public killed by members of the SA Police Service has been reported in each province during the national lockdown period during 27 March 2020 up to 30 April 2020 to prevent the spread of COVJO-16;

Reply:

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04 March 2021 - NW126

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Cuthbert, Mr MJ to ask the Minister of Police

With reference his reply to question 2477 on 13 No\/ember 2020, what are the (a) reasons that the forensic investigator(s) assigned to the specified case failed to collect DNA evidence from the crime scene and (b) further relevant details?

Reply:

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 126 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

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04 March 2021 - NW53

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Tafeni, Ms N to ask the Minister of Police

What plans does his department have in place to deal decisively with the problem of livestock theft in the Eastern Cape, primarily in areas such as (a) Ngcobo, (b) Tsomo,

Reply:

  1. Engcobo:
    • A Stock Theft Satellite Office has been identified in Dalasile, which is not far from Engcobo and will be established, in 2021/2022, to curb and investigate all stock theft and related matters.
  1. Tsomo:
    • In Tsomo, all the stock theft cases and related matters are being dealt with by the Butterworth Stock Theft Unit and the theft of livestock has been decreased, by up to 5%, in this financial year.
    • Stock Theft operations are conducted monthly.
    • An education drive on how to look after and brand livestock, is being conducted by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Department of Agriculture.
  1. Matatiele:
    • A contingency plan is being developed to deploy SAPS members along the border of South Africa and Lesotho, who will work closely with members of the South African Defence Force (SANDF) members to curb the theft of livestock, as well as address illegal border crossings. It is envisaged that this contingency plan will be implemented, in 2021/2022.
    • Stock Theft operations are conducted monthly.
    • An education drive, on how to look after and brand livestock, is being conducted by the SAPS and the Department of Agriculture.
    • A fully-fledged Stock Theft Unit will be established, in Matatiele, in 2021/2022 and will be commanded by a Captain, with 12 members.
  1. Qumbu:
    • A total of 16 SAPS members have been allocated to the Qumbu Stock Theft Unit, to beef up the investigations, perform waylay duties and conduct patrols to curb the theft of livestock in that area.
    • A Stock Theft Satellite Office, with six SAPS members, has been established in Sulenkama, to investigate all stock theft and related matters, perform waylay duties and conduct patrols to curb the theft of livestock.
    • Stock Theft operations are conducted monthly.
    • An education drive on how to take care of and brand livestock, is being conducted by the SAPS and the Department of Agriculture.

Reply to question 53 recommended


GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-25

Reply to question 53 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

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04 March 2021 - NW116

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What are the details of the steps that he is actively taking to address the alarmingly high number of complaints lodged by members of the public against the SA Police Service members for police brutality, assault and heavy-handedness during the national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19?

Reply:

On 15 March 2020, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under Section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), declared a national state of disaster and promulga1ed Regulations, in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) issued a circular, with reference 1/1/4/1 over 3/34/1, dated 19 May 2020, signed by the National Commissioner, to address the use of force and torture and provide guidelines on the implementation and enforcement of Regulations and directives issued, in terms of Section 27 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, on the containment and management of COVID-19. This circular was issued in response to the court order issued in the Khoza judgment. A Code of Conduct for law enforcement officers during the State of Disaster was also issued jointly, by the SAPS and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), in response to the court order issued in the Khoza judgement. The Code of Conduct provides for complaint mechanisms to be used by persons, who are aggrieved by the conduct of SAPS or SANDF members.

Guidelines are issued, every time when there is an amendment to the Disaster Management Act Regulations, to ensure that members of the SAPS have a common understanding. These directives are updated, in accordance with the periodic amendments to the aforementioned legislation. The circulation of these directives is effected, via established internal communication platforms, to all levels in the SAPS.

The SAPS members are reminded of the SAPS Code of Conduct, during daily on and off duty parades. The SAPS deploys Senior Management Service (SMS) members at local level, to enhance the overall command and control and to guide and advise members on the application of lockdown directives.

The Minister and Deputy Minister of Police, in conjunction with the SAPS Top Management, have undertaken several visits to SAPS members who are deployed, to emphasise the correct and professional application of the lockdown directives.

The SAPS conducts thorough investigation of all complaints against its members, including those related to the implementation of the aforementioned Regulations.

Reply to question 116 recommended
 

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 116 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW69

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) number of police stations were robbed in the Republic in 2020, (b) has the SA Police Service identified to be the root cause of the robberies and (c) steps does he intend to take to prevent the robberies in future?

Reply:

  1. A total of three police stations were robbed, in 2020. The Moyeni Police Station in the Eastern Cape was robbed, on 19 December 2020. The Badplaas and the Bushbuckridge police stations, in Mpumalanga were robbed, on 12 September 2020 and 22 June 2020, respectively.
  1. Based on the incident reports, the root cause of the robberies was to obtain firearms. This was tha motive in all the above mentioned robberies.
  1. Preventative measures, with regard to access control and safeguarding of

firearms, are in place. The South African Police Service (SAPS), Police Safety Strategy, Pillar 2, Proactive Interventions, deals with the development and implementation of identified safety measures at police stations. A National Directive, with reference 18/3/2, dated 22 August 2018, was issued regarding the safekeeping of state owned firearms in the Community Service Centres

(CSC) safes. It aims to mitigate the risk of attacks and robberies at police “ stations and requires the movable firearm safes to be removed from the CSC

to a safe room, in order to prevent the theft/loss of firearms. Pillar 3: Safety of Police Stations, Building and Infrastructure deals with the South African National Standards (SANS), which is prescribed for the storage of firearms, in terms of the Firearm Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000).

Reply to question 69 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 69 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 02/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW6

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Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

Whether any actions will be taken against the organisers and participants of the Economic Freedom Fighters’ recent mass gathering on 20 November 2020 at the Brackenfell High School, where the numbers, firstly, exceeded the number allowed by a court order that approved the march and secondly clearly far exceeded the limit of 500 persons allowed in terms of the Disaster Management Act, Act 57 of 2002, and Regulations relating to COVID-19 and, secondly, where the participants clearly also did not adhere to the minimum social distancing and wearing of masks as required; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

Yes, a case docket was opened and is being investigated. The case relates to the various contraventions of the Regulations of Gathering Act, 1993 (Act No. 205 of 1993). These contraventions include the failure to comply with conditions imposed, in respect of the gathering, as well as failures to comply with instructions and orders of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

A total of eight persons were arrested for public violence, in respect of incidents of violence that occurred on that day.

With regard to the failure to comply with the Regulations, in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), it is important to note that at the time of the march the Regulations, applicable to Alert Level 1 had to be complied with, in terms of Regulation 69, read with Regulation 80. The failure to comply with the provisions relating to gatherings were not criminalised and the failure to comply with the provisions, relating to the wearing of masks and social distancing were not criminal offences for which police could have arrested the perpetrators. The only obligation on law enforcement officers that applied at the time, was to disperse gatherings that took place in contravention of the Regulations. The SAPS did disperse the gathering.

(2) A case docket, Brackenfell CAS 237/11/2020, was opened, in terms of Section 18(2)(b) of the Riotous Assemblies Act, 1956 (Act No. 17 of 1956). This case relates to one of the persons, who incited violence on the day of the march. No case docket, in terms of the latter Section was opened against the organisers of the gathering and the reason for this is the fact that the conduct of the conveners are already the subject of an investigation, in terms of Brackenfell CAS 236/11/2020. The incidents of violence is also the subject of the public violence case dockets, which are being investigated.

(3)The Minister will decide whether he will make a statement on the matter.

Reply to question 6 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 6 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW177

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 2335 on 9 November 2020 regarding farm attacks in Gauteng during the period 1 June to 31 September, in which certain farm murders were not listed (details furnished), for each of these cases, why was each of the specified murders not listed; whether an investigation into each of the murders is underway; if not, why not; if so, on what date is the investigation expected to be completed; whether any arrests have been made; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what is the status of criminal prosecution against the perpetrator(s)? NW180E

Reply:

 

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04 March 2021 - NW54

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Ndlozi, Dr MQ to ask the Minister of Police

Whether there has been any progress in the case, reference number CAS 232/1/2021 , which was registered on 2021-01-11 at the Sunnyside Police Station; if not, why not; if so, what is the status of the specified investigation?

Reply:

The investigation of the case, with reference number CAS 232/01/2021 , which was registered, on 11 January 2021, at the Sunnyside Police Station, was referred to the Investigating Directorate, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), by the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS). A copy of the letter, with reference 26/3/8, dated 13 January 2021, is attached.

Reply to question 54 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 54 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 02/03/2021

X 94 Pretoria, 0001

26/3/8

General KI Sitole 012 400 6934

A.THE HEAD: INVESTIGATING DIRECTORATE P/Bag X762
Pretoria
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B.THE DEPUTY NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: CRIME DETECTION

C.THE ACTING DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER: DETECTIVE SERVICE

TRANSFER OF INVESTIGATION FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE (SAPS) TO THG INVESTIOATING DIRECTORATE: SUNNYSIDE CAS 232/01/2021

Case number 232/01/2021 opened at Sunnyside Police Station on 11!^ January 2021 by the Economic Freedom Fighters political party, against the Minister of Police for which that SAPS Is functionally accountable to, has a bearing on this communication.

The South African Police Service National Commissioner General KJ Sitole therefore, In the promotion of ties, fair and objective administration of justice, hereby requests the Head: Investigating Directorate, Advocate H Cronja to investigate the above mentioned case against the Minister.


Enquiries regarding the docket or any cooperation needed from the SAPS, the Advocate is humbly requested to contact the Deputy National Commissioner: Crime Detection Lieutenant General SC Mfazi at Mfazis@sars.gov.za

B - C: Copy for information

 

04 March 2021 - NW100

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Waters, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to his reply to questions 1783 on 27 August 2020 and 2568 on 13 November 2020, he will now furnish Mr M Waters with a copy of the latest complete armoury report; if not, why not, if so, on what date?

Reply:

An extension of two weeks is requested, in order to facilitate the ratification and approval of the final armourty report, before submission.

Reply to question 100 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 100 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW70

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) rape kits have been procured and (b) police stations have been equipped with the necessary equipment to assist with cases of gender- based violence;

Reply:

Introduction

The term ”rape kits” is used in the public dOmafn, to refer ta the collection kits, which are used to collect evidence from victims of sexual assault and rape. However, the South African Police Service (SAPS), makes use of 1d different types of crime kits to collect various samples at crime scenes. These include the two types of evidence collection kits, namely; the Adult Sexual Assault Collection Kit (D1) and the Paediatric Sexual Assault Collection Kit (D7), which are used to collect evidence from victims of sexual assault and rape. The deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) Reference Buccal Sample Kits (DB), are used to take buccal samples from persons, who are arrested and charged, for schedule eight offences (this includes serial murderers and serial rapists), as required by the DNA Act.

(1)(a) The table below reflects the rape kits that have been procured for the 2020/2021 financial year, up to 12 February 2021.

Order date Item description

Quantity

ordered

2020-05-13 D1: Kit, Collection, Adult, Sexual Assault

2020-05-13 D7: Kit, Collection, Paediatric, Sexual Assault

39 829

 

17 323

(1)(b) A total number of 1 155 police stations have been provided with the necessary equipment to assist with cases of gender-based violence. The collection kits are distributed, from the Division: Supply Chain Management (SCM), to the Provincial SCM, who then distribute the collection kits to police stations, in accordance with their requirements, as informed by the prevailing crime statistics. All provinces are required to confirm the availability of collection kits to the Divisional Commissioner: SCM, on a weekly basis and replenishment is done, as requested.

(2) The contract number 19/1/9/1/140TD(18), is in place for a period of three years. There is currently a delay in the delivery of the D7 Kits, because the supplier is waiting for the laboratory test results, before the evidence kits can be provided to the SAPS.

Response to question 70 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 70 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

04 March 2021 - NW105

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Joseph, Mr D to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to the application of a certain political party (name furnished) for the right to march on the Brackenfell High School on Friday, 20 November 2020, there were any identified organisations and/or groups who did not apply to participate in the march; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how did the SA Police Service manage to avoid potential conflict?

Reply:

Yes, the operational commander addressed the group and warned them to disperse. The group dispersed, without any incident.

Reply to question 105 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 105 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN REPLY

Internal Ref Number: 0018 2021

Submission Date: Question Asked By: Question Asked To:

08.02.2021

Mr Denis Joseph Minister of Police

Question:

1.In relation to the application made by the Economic Freedom Fighters for Friday 20 November 2020 where they marched to Brackenfell High School, will he advise (a) whether there were any organizations or groups identified who did not apply to participate in the march, if so, (b) how did the police mange avoiding potential conflict?

Contact: Asanda Sotenjwa (2960 or asandas@da.org.za)

04 March 2021 - NW178

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with reference to his reply to question 2336 on 9 November 2020, he will (a) provide Mr A C Roos with an updated list the number of vehicles (i) allocated to each station to (aa) support services, (bb) visible policing, (cc) rural safety and (dd) detectives and (ii) boarded in total for each police station in Gauteng as at 31 December 2020 and (b) for each of these categories indicate how many are (i) operational and (ii) out of service;

04 March 2021 - NW58

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Mokgotho, Ms SM to ask the Minister of Police

What are the reasons that the Sun City Satellite Police Station in Moses Kotane Local Municipality is closed?

Reply:

The number of South African Police Service (SAPS) members at the Sun City Police Station, was reduced by seven members during the last year, influencing the availability of members to operate the Satellite Police Station, on a full-time basis.

The premises, which was used for the Sun City Police Station, was a small office, which was lent to the SAP6 by the tribal council of Mabeskraal. With the outbreak of COVID-19 the office did not meet the standards of the COVID-19 protocols, e.g. social distancing, etc. for the protection of the community and SAPS members.

As a result of the abovementioned situation, the Sun City Police Station now makes use of a mobile Community Service Centre that visits the affected community, two to three times a week, to ensure that the services rendered by the previous “Satellite Office" are maintained.

A new Police Station for Mabeskraal is currently in the final stages of completion, after which the community will be able to receive permanent police services.

Reply to question 58 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-19

Reply to question 58 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

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04 March 2021 - NW4

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

What progress has been made with the charge of ordinary theft, CAS 18/07/2020, that a certain person (name furnished) laid against four members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) at the Khuma Police Station;whether, in light of the serious charge of theft, any steps have been taken against the four SAPS members (names and details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what steps;whether he will make a statement on the matter?

Reply:

Disciplinary steps have been instituted against the four SAPS members and the progress is as follows:

The Disciplinary Investigating Officer was appointed, on 6 August 2020.

The departmental investigation was completed, on 4 September 2020.

The departmental case was placed on the roll for the departmental hearing, on 8 October 2020.

The outcome of the departmental hearing was, on 15 October 2020 and the members were given written warnings.

The departmental file was placed on review by the Integrity Management Officer and was referred for a legal opinion.


The departmental file is currently with the Provincial Head: Legal Services for the finalisation of the review application process.


Reply to question 4 recommended


GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 4 approved


MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 02/03/2021

 

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What progress has been made with the charge of ordinary theft, CAS 18/07/2020, that Mr. M. Zuahar laid against four members of the SA Police Service (SAPS) at the Khuma Police Station;

whether, in light of the serious charge of theft, any steps have been taken against the four SAPS members (WO IT Msindo, Sgt TJ Njephe, Sgt TD Sebotso and Const SL Molete); if not, why not; if so, what steps;

whether he will make a statement on the matter; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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04 March 2021 - NW353

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Mazzone, Ms NW to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the F'residential Protection Services (PPS) unit(s) assigned to the Former President, Mr J G Zuma, incurred any expenses on and/or around 5 February 2021 to accommodate the hosting by Mr J G Zuma at his Nkandla homestead of the leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters and the African National Congress, Mr J S Malema, Mr N F Shivambu, Mr V Pambo, Mr D Mpofu, Mr M Masina and Mr T Yengeni; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details of the expenses incurred in terms of (a) transporting (i) Mr J G Zuma, (ii) his spouse(s) and (iii) guests,

Reply:

(a)(i)(ii)(iii) The South African Police Service (SAPS), Presidential Protection Services (PPS), did not incur any expenses for the transportation of the Former President, Mr JG Zuma, his spouses and his guests, on/or around 5 February 2021.

(b) The employment of additional members of the SAPS, PPS is related to the security of the Very Important Person (VIP), which cannot be disclosed, for security reasons.

© The PPS in KwaZulu-Natal is obliged to abide by the approved and sanctioned Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). There were no additional deployments nor expenditure incurred, by the SAPS PPS, on and/or around 5 February 2021.

Reply to question 353 recommended/

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2021-02-26

Reply to question 353 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 03/03/2021

19 October 2020 - NW2105

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) total number of SA Police Service members have had cases gender-based violence opened against them, (b) is the name of each police station where the specified members are based and (c) are the crimes that have been perpetrated in each case? NW 2666E

Reply:

(a) A total of 139 members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) have had cases, relating to gender-based violence opened against them, 2019/2020.
(b) The names of the police stations, per province, where the specified members are based, are reflected in the table below:

Find here: Province; Name of each police station where the specified members are based

19 October 2020 - NW2061

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

Whether (a) he and (b) any member of his VIP protection detail own and carry a licensed firearm; if not, what is the position in each case; if so, what (i) total number of the members of his VIP protection detail own and carry a firearm and (ii) are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a) The reply to this question may directly affect the safety and security of the Minister of Police and, therefore, it cannot be provided.
(b) Close protectors, who are in possession of the required permits, in terms of the Firearm Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60. 2000), are issued with South African Police Service (SAPS) firearms, as per their SAPS108 personnel inventories.
The reply to the remainder of the question may directly affect the safety and security of the Minister of Police and, therefore, it cannot be provided.
(b)(i) The reply to this question may directly affect the safety and security of the Minister of Police. However, it can be confirmed that the close protectors carry SAPS firearms, which are issued to persons who have the required permits, in terms of the Firearms Control Act.
(b)(ii) The reply to this question may directly affect the safety and security of the Minister of Police. However, it can be confirmed that the close protectors carry SAPS firearms, which are issued to persons who have the required permits, in terms of the Firearms Control Act.

Reply to question 2061 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/10/09

Reply to question 2061 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 18/10/2020

19 October 2020 - NW2094

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Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What total number of persons have been arrested who were involved in (a) hijackings and (b) arson attacks in the road freight sector during the protest and disruptions that occurred (i) in Mooirivier in 2018, (ii) on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal, (iii) on the N1 and N7 in Cape Town and (iv) during any other specified protest incidents that have been reported to the SA Police Service; (2) whether any of the specified persons have been granted bail; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW2654E

Reply:


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

The information is not readily available and must be obtained from the provinces. A request is made for an extension of 14 days, to obtain the information and provide the response.

Reply to question 2094 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020-10-09

Reply to question 2094 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 18-10-2020

19 October 2020 - NW2103

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What are the reasons for the decline in performance by the National Forensic Science Laboratories during the third quarter with respect to percentage of (a) integrated Ballistics Identification Systems intelligence case exhibits and (b) biology Deoxyriboncleic Acid intelligence case exhibits that have been finalised? NW2663E

Reply:

(a) The decline in performance, during the third quarter of 2019/2020, with regard to the percentage of integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) intelligence case exhibits, was due to the lack of maintenance contract, for the IBIS. The maintenance contract has now been finalised, which resulted in an increase in performance

(b) The decline in performance, during the third quarter of 2019/2020, with regard to the percentage of biology Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) intelligence case exhibits, was due to laboratory instruments not being serviced, as well as a shortage of consumables, which is necessary for DNA analysis to be carried out. This was due to limited funds. The operational budget was increased, which enabled the servicing of laboratory instruments and the purchase of consumables, which in turn resulted in improved performance.

Reply to question 2103 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 202-10-09

Reply to question 2103 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date: 18/10/2020

19 October 2020 - NW2104

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

What(a) total number of the VIP Protection Service are being investigated for (i) criminal charges (ii) civil charges and (iii) internal disciplinary charges and (b) are the relevant details in each case? NW2664E

Reply:

(a)(i) A total of 14 members of the Very Important Persons (VIP) Protection Service, are being investigated for criminal charges.
(a)(ii) No member of the VIP Protection Service, is being investigated for civil charges.
(a)(iii) A total of six members, of the VIP Protection Service, are being investigated for internal disciplinary charges

(b) The relevant details are reflected in the table below

10

Common assault

Pending

11

Sexual assault

Pending

12

Driving under the influence of alcohol

Pending

13

Pointing of firearm

Pending

14

Negligent loss of firearm

Pending

 

DEPARTMENTAL CASES

 

No

Description

Status

1

Contravention of Regulation 11(b)(1)(A) of Disaster Management Act (DMA)

Investigation finalised – hearing pending

2

Contravention of protection order

Pending – member admitted for rehabilitation

3

Driving under the influence of alcohol

Investigation finalised – hearing pending

4

Murder

Investigation finalised – hearing pending

5

Discharge of firearm /pointing of firearm

Investigation finalised – hearing pending

6

Regulation 5(3)(g),(n),(u)

Investigation finalised – hearing pending

19 October 2020 - NW2122

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Masipa, Mr NP to ask the Minister of Police

(1) With reference to visits seen on media platforms relating to the recent destruction of property and land invasion that have been taking place in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, where members of the SA Police (SAPS) were seen standing and watching, (a) what is his position on police standing and watching while property is being vandalised and lives threatened and (b) is this allowed; (2) what number of public order police units are deployed in each province with the issue of (i) land invasions and (ii) destruction of property? NW2684E

Reply:

(1)(a)(b) The mandate of the South African Police Service (SAPS), as set out in Section 205(3) of the Constitution of Republic of South Africa, 1996, is to prevent, combat and investigate crime, to maintain public order, to protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property and to uphold and enforce the law. It is, therefore, important to note that the mandate of the SAPS is not only to protect the lives and property of persons, but to upload and enforce the law, including the rights of landowners.

The SAPS has taken not of the recent judgement, which was delivered in the Western Cape (Cape Town) High Court, in the matter of the South African Human Rights Commission v The City of Cape Town, for the police to protect and respect the rights of victims and enforce the law. In view of the judgment, the SAPS reaffirms its commitment to respect the fundamental rights of every person and reaffirms its responsibility to execute its constitutional mandate, including the responsibility to uphold and enforce the law.

(2)(i)(ii)

Province

Number of Pubic Order Policing (POP) Units

Number of Public Order Policing (POP) members

Eastern Cape

7

692

Gauteng

6

1097

Free State

6

498

KwaZulu-Natal

7

1125

Limpopo

6

498

Mpumalanga

5

426

Northern Cape

5

374

North West

3

436

Western Cape

4

520


There is no specific capacity assigned to land invasions and destruction of property POP members are deployed, where and when required

Reply to question 2122 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE
Date:

01 October 2020 - NW1974

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Ngwenya, Ms DB to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What number of police stations have victim friendly rooms for gender-based violence and sexual crimes in the Republic; (2) whether his department will provide Mrs. D B Ngwenya with a list of the specified police stations; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of the level of capacitation of the police and professional staff working in the victim-friendly rooms?

Reply:

The details, with regard to the number of police stations, with victim friendly rooms (VFR’s), are reflected in the table below:

Summary of Victim Friendly Rooms: 30 June 2020

Categories

Provinces’

Total per

category

 

EC

FS

GP

KZN

LIM

MP

NC

MW

WC

 

Number of police stations, per province

198

111

143

184

104

90

91

63

151

1 155     

Number of police station• with VFRa, per province

159

84

137

154

93

84

70

74

151

1 006

Number of police stations without VFRa, per province but at which an alternate venue has been designated.

39

27

6

30

11

6

21

9

0

149

  1. The list of police stations, is attached as Annexure A. All police stations have frontline service members, working in community service centres (CSCs), who have been trained in one or more of the following learning programmes:

Basic Training in Domestic Violence.

    • Domestic Violence.
    • Victim Empowerment.
    • Sexual Offences.
    • Family Violence.
    • Vulnerable Children

A directive was sent to all the SAPS provincial commissioners, indicating that SAPS members, who are deployed in CSCs and VFRs must be prioritised for training in victim empowerment, first responder sexual offences and domestic violence learning programmes.

Reply to question 1974 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
DATE:22/09/2020

Reply to question 1974 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 01/10/2020

Response to question in Parliament, number 1974 Annexure A
Response to question in Parliament, number 1974 Annexure A

01 October 2020 - NW1932

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

With regard to the total number of firearms handed over to SA Police Service during the firearm amnesty ending May 2020, what total number of the firearms (a) have been tested through the Integrated Ballistics Identification System, (b) have been linked to the commission of a crime, (c) have been destroyed and (d) are subject to a license renewal application?

Reply:

a) A total of 7 170 amnesty firearms were tested through the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS), up until 31 May 2020.
b) The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) linked a total of 108 amnesty firearms to previously received ballistics cases, by means of the serial numbers. One amnesty firearm was linked to a previous case, by means of ballistics.
c) No firearms, which were handed over to the South African Police Service (SAPS) during the firearm amnesty, which ended on 31 May 2020, have been destroyed.
d) No firearms, which were handed over to the SAPS during the firearm amnesty, which ended on 31 May 2020, are subject to a license renewal application.

29 September 2020 - NW2053

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Breedt, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of SA Police Service members have been (a) dismissed and/or (b) successfully charged for not complying with legislation, policies and directives in matters of gender-based violence;

Reply:

(1)(a) No member of the South African Police Service (SAPS), has been dismissed for not complying with legislation, policies and directives in matters of gender- based violence.

(1)(b) A total of 28 SAPS members have been successfully charged, for not complying with legislation, policies and directives, in matters of gender-based violence, in 2020/2021. Of the 28 SAPS members, five were sanctioned short of dismissal, one member resigned, one member was found not guilty and 21 disciplinary cases are still pending.

(2)The Minister will decide whether he will make a statement, in this regard.

Reply to question 2053 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/09/13

Reply to question 2053 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 27/09/2020

29 September 2020 - NW2049

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the National Forensic Science Laboratories are accredited by the International Organization for Standardization; if not, why not; if so, on what date was each laboratory accredited;

Reply:

(1).Internationally, the accreditation of laboratories is a voluntary scheme, which is open to any laboratory performing testing and/or calibration. No current legislation exists, which requires accreditation as a prerequisite, for acceptance of scientific test results in legal proceedings when the credibility of the results can be proven according to full traceability of processes and materials, used to produce a result or finding.

Currently, the South African Police Service (SAPS) Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), is not an accredited laboratory, as per ISO 17025:2017. However, it is working towards obtaining accreditation, as a laboratory testing facility. Such accreditation status only provides a benefit, in terms of the Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice Act, 2006 (Act No. 19 of 2006).

The FSL has a developed a Quality Management System (QMS), which is in line with ISO 17025:2017, through which the credibility of the results can be proven. Forensic analysts in the environment, are subjected to forensic training and mentoring programmes, prior to performing duties independently. Cases are subjected to peer review, as part of quality control. The FSL also participates in a proficiency testing programme, to provide confidence in test results and to monitor the performance of analysts.

The methods employed for analyses within the FSL are internationally accepted and have been used for many years. The methods are largely based on a qualitative comparison analysis, using certified reference materials, which are fully traceable.

The accreditation status does not prevent the FSL from providing forensic services, as Courts of Law will evaluate all the evidence and decide, on a case to case basis, the acceptability of the scientific evidence submitted.

(2) The Ballistics Section of the FSL is not registered with the Association of Firearms and Toolmarks Examiners (AFTE). The AFTE registers individuals and not institutions. It is not compulsory to be an AFTE registered member, to conduct forensic ballistics examinations, in South Africa. The fact that the Ballistics Section of the FSL is not registered with the AFTE, has no impact on the duties conducted by the personnel of the Ballistics Section, nor their testimony in Courts of Law.

Reply to question 2049 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/09/13

Reply to question 2049 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 27/09/2020

29 September 2020 - NW1845

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of (a) police officials have been arrested for the murder on other police officials over the past two years and (b) the specified cases have been successfully prosecuted?

Reply:

(a) and (b) The information, which is required to respond to this question, is not readily available. A request is made for an extension of 14 days, in which to respond.

Reply to question 1845 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/09/13

Reply to question 1845 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 27/09/2020

29 September 2020 - NW2018

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his recommendation that the firearms amnesty be extended from 1 August 2020 to 31 January 2021, (a) what different methods of awareness campaigns will be used by the SA Police Service to successfully communicate to the public, given that there was a decline in the number of firearms that were surrendered during the first period of the 2019-20 financial year?

Reply:

The types of awareness campaigns, which will be used by the South African Police Service (SAPS), to successfully communicate the firearm amnesty 2020/2021 to the public, are as follows:
▪ Announcements on all the SAPS social media platforms.
▪ Live reads through the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) radio stations, from September 2020 to December 2020, promoting the image of the SAPS and creating awareness of the firearm amnesty, as well as the purpose thereof.
▪ Television campaigns, for example, Squeeze Back, on the SABC television channels, in November 2020, promoting the image of the SAPS and creating awareness of the firearm amnesty, as well as the purpose thereof.
▪ Television campaigns, in the form of Digital Brand Integration, in September 2020 and October 2020, promoting the image of the SAPS and creating awareness of the firearm amnesty, as well as the purpose thereof.
▪ National printed media campaigns- announcements in September 2020, in the form of strip advertising in the Caxton Group, knock and drop newspapers.
▪ Distributing pamphlets at shopping malls, taxi ranks, commuter points and other places of gathering.
▪ Media advertising through the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), which includes the SABC radio and television, as well as e-TV
▪ Announcements on the SAPS website.

Reply to question 2018 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/09/13

Reply to question 2018 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 27/09/2020

29 September 2020 - NW2019

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Faber, Mr WF to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the primary reason of the firearm amnesty was to get illegal firearms out of circulation; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details;

Reply:

  1. Yes, the primary reason of the firearm amnesty was to remove illegal firearms out of circulation. A total of 44 753 illegal firearms, were handed in.
  2. (2)(a) Yes, firearm amnesty provides firearm owners with an opportunity to hand in unwanted firearms.
  3. (2)(b) No, in terms of Section 28(1)(a) of the Firearms Control Act(Act No. 60 of 2000), a licence terminates if it has not been renewed. The Act does not provide for the renewal of expired licences.

Reply to question 2019 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2020/09/13

Reply to question 2019 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
DATE: 27/09/2020