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04 May 2022 - NW1210

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Herron, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) progress has been made with the investigation of certain criminal cases (details furnished) at the Plettenberg Bay Police Station and (b) has been the reason for the delay in finalising the specified investigation?

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04 May 2022 - NW1189

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) are the details of the functions of the inspectorate division of the SA Police Service (SAPS) and (b) is the inspectorate division’s specific mandate, since its performance is not recorded in any SAPS report?

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04 May 2022 - NW1188

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

In view of the 1 168 vehicles of the SA Police Service that are out of service in Gauteng alone, (a) what total number of vehicles are out of service in each province and (b)(i) how and 9ii) on what date is it envisaged that the persistent problem of broken police vehicles will be resolved?

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04 May 2022 - NW1108

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Police

(1) On what basis are (a) policemen and (b) policewomen allocated to police stations; (2) whether he has found that it would be beneficial to appoint police officials from within the community boundaries where they live; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details?

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04 May 2022 - NW1090

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

whether, noting that it appears that there is still comprehensive policy governing the use of rubber bullets, despite the fact that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate has recorded 91 fatal crowd management incedents between 2012 and 2021, and that it is likely that the bulk of these deaths involved the use of rubber bullets, any progress has been made on the drafting of a comprehensive policy governing the use of rubber bullets; if no policy is in the pipeline, what is the reason for that; if so, what are the relevant details?

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04 May 2022 - NW1256

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

(1) what (a) are the relevant details on the current status of the SA Police Service Education Trust (SAPSET) that was established in 2010 in order to provide financial assistance to the children of SA Police Service employees who died in the execution of official duties to finance the cost of their remaining children’s educational needs (details furnished) and (b0 number of bursaries has SAPSET been able to provide in the past financial year; (2) whether he will furnish Ms Z Majozi with the (a) annual report and (b) financial statements of SAPSET which should be available to him as well as to the public at large as SAPSET is staffed by SAPS personnel; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

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28 April 2022 - NW1110

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

With regard to litigation against the Central Firearms Registry (CFR) since 2011-12 financial year, (a0 what is the breakdown of the total costs incurred by (i) him and (ii) the National Police Commissioner, (b) which law firms were used to defend the CFR, (c) what is total number of cases that the CFR (i) won, (ii) lost and (iii) settled and (d) what are the further relevant details of the specified litigation?

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21 April 2022 - NW945

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the Public Order Police Unit, (a) by what date will recruitment of the shortfall of approximately 6 000 officers to the specified unit commence, (b) what is the (i) current intake for the 2020-21 financial year and (ii) projected intake for the 2021-22 financial year, (c) what total number of vehicles are (i) currently operational and (ii) not operational and what are the relevant details thereof in each case and (d) what is the current total number of firearms and ammunition?

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21 April 2022 - NW1230

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of members of Operation Dubula have been arrested for inciting violence against foreign nationals in the Republic?

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13 April 2022 - NW930

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

What number of the total number of cases that were reported in each stock theft unit in each province (a) in the (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19, (iii) 2019-20 and (iv) 2020-21 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2021, were resolved; Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

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12 April 2022 - NW1132

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Mabika, Mr M to ask the Minister of Police

Whether (a) he and (b) his department have all the resources it takes to combat the car theft crime in Umkhanyakude District Municipality with special reference to Umhlabuyalingana Local Municipality where bakkie owners towards the Mozambican and the Republic’s border with Mozambique live in fear as their cars are stolen from their homes, owners and their family members are kidnapped and thrown out of the vehicles after their phones are taken; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details as this type of crime has been going on since 27 April 1994 without any reduction of these crime?

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12 April 2022 - NW960

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

Whether the SA Police Service (SAPS) has a programme in place to recruit former experienced SAPS members to assist with (a) specialised units and (b) training and development; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

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12 April 2022 - NW1062

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) is the current state of the backlogs at the SA Police Service Forensic Science Laboratory and (b) intervention has he made to ensure a fast turnaround time at the laboratory ?

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12 April 2022 - NW1165

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Msimang, Prof CT to ask the Minister of Police

Whether hi department intends to allocate extra resources to the SA Police Service Cybercrime Unit in the current financial year; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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12 April 2022 - NW1054

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Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Police

What (a) criteria does the SA Police Service use to appoint police recruits and (b) are the specified details of the criteria that have continually resulted in the rejection of the application of certain person (names and details furnished), who has been applying to be a police trainee since 2018?

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12 April 2022 - NW1104

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

what are the (a) requirements for promotion to each rank within the SA Police Service, (b) reason for promotion of all (i) General and (ii) Brigadiers, (c) qualifications of all (i) Generals and Brigadiers and (d) years of service of all (i) Generals and (ii) Brigadiers?

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12 April 2022 - NW1190

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

In light of the fact that police officers have not received salary increase for a number of years, what has he found to be the impact of the lack of salary increases on the performance of their duties?

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12 April 2022 - NW728

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) what process must be followed to verify fingerprints during the application for firearm licences and/or competency certificates; (2) (a) what total number of applications that needed to be verified have been submitted to the Criminal Record Centre in each province (i) in the (aa) 2017-18, (bb) 2018-19, (cc) 2019-20 and (dd0 2020-21 financial year and (ii) since 1 January 2022 and (b) of what total number of such applications thst have been submitted in the specified financial years and period, has the Criminal Record Centre provided feedback on: (3) what is the reason that the profiling system is not used?

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12 April 2022 - NW1141

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Winkler, Ms HS to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 468 on 14 March 2022, what is the period for which the 16 SA Police Service vehicles have been non-operational; What number of (a) residents does the Plessislaer Police Station in iMbali Msunduzi, service, (b) vehicles and (c) police officers are meant to be allocated to the Plessislaer Police Station given the number of residents services; Whether he will furnish Ms H S Winkler with the crime statistic of the Plessislaer Police Station for each month in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021; if not, why not; if so, on what date

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12 April 2022 - NW930

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

1. What number of the total number cases that were reported in eaxh stock theft unit in each province (a) in the (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19, (iii) 2019-20 and (iv) 2020-21 financial years and (b) since 1 April 2021, were resolved; 2. Whether he will make a statement on the matter?

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12 April 2022 - NW1121

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Police

What number of (a) criminal complaints were laid at the Koster Police Station in the period 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021, (b) arrests were made, (c) those arrests resulted in conviction, (d) cases were withdrawn due to lack of (i) evidence, (ii) police not appearing in court, (iii) the docket being lost and (iv) the accused skipping bail and (e) court cases are still ongoing?

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12 April 2022 - NW791

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

(1) what is the current total number of (a) ring-fenced entries and (b) entries of (i) registered national reference index cases and (ii) registered national biology cases in the (aa0 National Forensic Science Laboratories and (bb) private laboratories; (2) what is the total number of (a) unregistered national reference index cases and (b) unregistered national biology cases in the (i) National Forensic Science Laboratories and (ii) private laboratories?

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12 April 2022 - NW1120

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 532 on 24 June 2020 that the construction of a satellite police station would be prioritized for the Derby and/or Reagile area in Kgetlengrivier in the North West, (a) by what date will the specified satellite police station be constructed as there is no sign of building the prioritized satellite police station and (b) what steps is his department taking to address the high crime rate in the specified area which has increased more than fourfold?

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12 April 2022 - NW14

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Given that the SA Police Service has adopted community policing as an approach to reduce crime levels and restore community confidence as mandated in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1994, and the South African Police Service Act, Act 68 of 1995, what has he found was the success rate of Community Police Forum that were set up by his department, particularly in ensuring that communities are actively involved in community safety and policing; (2) whether there have been improvements, specifically in the rural areas, in (a) service delivery, (b) addressing rural needs and, especially, (c) enhancing community involvement; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case ?

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12 April 2022 - NW929

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Police

(1) whether, following the oversight visit by the Portfolio Committee on Police to the Norwood Police Station on 4 March 2022, and noting in its presentation the reference to the many audit investigations that were undertaken of the SAPD13-stores were evidence is stored, he found that, except for firearms that were stolen and/or lost, audits were indeed undertaken of all the items that were supposed to be in thr specified store; if not, why not; if so, what (a) other items were identified as lost and/or stolen and (b) is the number of such items; (2) whether any cash was stolen and/or lost; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether any court cases have been impacted by items of evidence that were stolen and/or lost; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the CAS number of such cases; (4) whether he will make a statement on the matter?

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07 April 2022 - NW274

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Mthenjane, Mr DF to ask the Minister of Police

(1) In view of the finding by the panel of experts appointed by the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, in the Report of the Expert Panel into the July 2021 Civil Unrest, that the SA Police Service (SAPS) was woefully incompetent and/or unwilling to deal with the unrest, what steps will he take to resolve the issues identified by the experts;(2) whether, in light of the damning finding by experts, it is his position that he is still fit to lead the SAPS; if so, what is his position based on?

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02 April 2022 - NW375

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

What total number of SA Police Service officers have been arrested in connection with drug related cases in each province in the past three years?

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02 April 2022 - NW884

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Lorimer, Mr JR to ask the Minister of Police

​ What (a) is the total number of incidents of (i) sexual harassment and (ii) sexual assault that were report in his department (aa) in each of the past three financial years and (bb0 since 1 April 2021, (b) number of cases (i) were opened and concluded, (ii) were withdrawn and (iii) remain open or pending based on the incidents and (c) sanctions were meted out against each person who was found guilty?

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02 April 2022 - NW1031

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

In light of the fact that a Police Clearance Certificate is a pre-requisite for employment in many occupations, in particular for individuals who will be working with children, and in view of the fact that in some cases a potential employer will not consider a candidate without the specified certificate, what is the current waiting period once and individual has applied for a Police Clearance Certificate, as it appears that individuals experience extended waiting periods to acquire such?

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02 April 2022 - NW803

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to his reply to question 364 on 2 March 2022, what are the top ten priorities of police stations to be constructed between (a) 1 January 2022 up to 31 December 2023 and (b) 1 January 2025 up to 31 December 2026 in the Western Cape?

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02 April 2022 - NW762

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What is the current status of protection provided to a certain person (details furnished) on the Magayza case?

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02 April 2022 - NW839

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Police

Whether he has been advised of the offer by Forest Hill Shopping Centre in Centurion (details furnished), relayed by a certain person ( name furnished) to a certain person (name and details also furnished) to provide the Olievenhoutbosch Police Station with a facility inside the specified shopping centre free of charge for the purpose of establishing a satellite police station; if not; Whether he will consider the specified proposal; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details of his response to the offer ?

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02 April 2022 - NW1063

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Marais, Ms P to ask the Minister of Police

What are the reasons that the Bloemspruit Police Station is without (a) stationery and (b) sufficient police vans to enable the police to do their work?

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02 April 2022 - NW763

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

Why has the SA Police Service not arrested the leaders of Operation Dubula, a criminal network that harasses foreign nationals in the Republic ?

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02 April 2022 - NW926

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

What are the relevant details of the broad restructuring of the SA Police Service that he is implementing in order to better enable the institution to fight crime ?

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22 March 2022 - NW401

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Whitfield, Mr AG to ask the Minister of Police

what (a) total number of active investigations into allegations of corruption are currently underway at the Central Firearms Registry (CFR) and (b) is the status of the investigation into the CFR of the late Colonel Charl Kinnear?

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22 March 2022 - NW910

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

Whether, with regard to the Report of the Expert Panel on the July 2021 Civil Unrest which made a number of recommendations to the effect that the appointment procedure of the National Police Commissioner as set out in the Constitution may need to be changed (details furnished), he intends to lobby the Cabinet for a review of the appointment process of the National Commissioner; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the (a0 details of an alternative process that he intends to table before the Cabinet and (b) further, relevant details in this regard?

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22 March 2022 - NW712

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Majozi, Ms Z to ask the Minister of Police

(1) In light of the fact that, on 25 February 2022, The Presidency announced that the President,MR m c Ramaphosa, has by mutual agreement terminated the employment contract of the National Police Commissioner (NPC), General Khehla Sitole with effect from 31 March 2022, what are the (a) reasons the employment was terminated without the NPC having provided reasons why he should not face inquiry into his fitness to hold the office and (b) details of the mutual agreement between the NPC and The Presidency; (2) whether the NPC was offered a financial incentive; if not,what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

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22 March 2022 - NW405

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Terblanche, Mr OS to ask the Minister of Police

With reference to the undertaking of the President of the Republic , Mr M C Ramaphosa, during his State of the Nation Address on 10 February 2022, (a) over what number of financial years will the 12 000 additional police members be recruited and trained to ensure that the SA Police urgently gets the capacity it needs and (b) by what date is it anticipated that the additional members will be deployed at ground level?

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17 March 2022 - NW6

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Hendricks, Mr MGE to ask the Minister of Police

(1) Whether, in light of calls by the Portfolio Committee on Police for investigations into missing firearms at a police station in Johannesburg and the fact that this is not an isolated case, seeing that firearms stolen from police depots have landed in the hands of gangsters, the National Commissioner of Police will prioritise the investigation into the stolen firearms which contribute greatly to violent killings on the Cape Flats; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Whether an intelligence officer will be deployed to the police depots identified as hotspots for missing firearms; if not, why not, if so, what are the relevant details; (3) What turnaround strategy is there to encourage the public to report stolen firearms, as members of a the public are often too afraid to report corruption at a police station; (4) Whether hi Office will refer cases of police officials who were previously accused of being involved in missing firearms for further investigation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details? NW7E

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09 March 2022 - NW497

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Bodlani, Ms T to ask the Minister of Police

What are the (a)(i) names and (ii) ages of the victims of a fatal hit-and-run accident that happened in KwaThema, City of Ekurhuleni, on or about 14 January 2022 in which a vehicle of SA Police Service was involved (b) names of the officers involved;

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09 March 2022 - NW226

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What is his official position regarding the case registered against the National Commissioner by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate; (2) Whether the Commissioner will step down to allow the investigation to take place; if not, why not, if so by what date?

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02 March 2022 - NW55

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Police:

(a) What police presence exists at the (i) Numbi, (ii) Phabeni and (iii) Orpen Gates in the Kruger National Park, or the vicinity of the respective gates, (b) in what form is the police presence at each gate, both human and other resources, (c) on what date(s) did the respective police presence commence, (d) what crime recording facilities exist, (e) what are the crime statistics for the past three financial years and (f) what are the crime statistics since 1 January 2022?

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02 March 2022 - NW237

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Police

What action has been taken with regard to livestock that was stolen and recovered but could notbe return to its owners in the past three financial years?

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02 March 2022 - NW364

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Van Minnen, Ms BM to ask the Minister of Police

Whether new police station is currently being built in Gustrow in Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape; if not, (a) on what date is the police station due to be built and (b) what are further relevant details; if so, (i) what total amount is budgeted to be spent in building the police station, (ii) what total number of police officers will be deployed at the police station and (iii) o what date is completion envisaged ?

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No, currently there are no plans to build a police station, in Gastrow, Gordon’s Bay, as it does not form part of the Top Ten priorities of police stations to be constructed between 2022/2022 and 2025/2026, in the Western Cape Province.
 

  1. Not applicable
  2. (i)(ii)(iii) Not applicable

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GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SREVICE
KJSITOLE (SOEG)
Date
: 2022-02-28

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date
: 01-03-2022

02 March 2022 - NW46

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Police

(1) With regard to the Vehicle Clearance and Investigation Unit Building in 2 Bedford Avenue, Benoni, (a) by what date will security be appointed at the premises, so that further vandalism can be deterred and 9b) how will dockets be secured; (2) (a) what will happen to current queries that were being done there before the documents had been vandalised and (b) do the public and/or companies need to start the procedures from the beginning; (3) how will his department (a) establish what is missing and (b) contact the public and/or companies to inform them to restart the whole process?

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02 March 2022 - NW278

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Arries, Ms LH to ask the Minister of Police

What is the reason that the SA Police Service is being used to escort the money wagons of private security companies?

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) does not escort the money wagons of private security companies

Reply to question 278 recommended

GENERAL NATIONAL COMMISSIONER: SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE
KJ SITOLE (SOEG)
Date: 2022-02-28

MINISTEROF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE
Date: 01/03/2022

02 March 2022 - NW410

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Shembeni, Mr HA to ask the Minister of Police

(1) What Immediate action will he take address the concerns mentioned by the expert panel that was appointed by the President of the Republic, Mr M C Ramaphosa, which investigated the violence and unrest which engulfed the Republic in July 2021; (2) Whether he will take any personal responsibility for the failures of the police to manage the unrest; if not, why not, if so, what are the further relevant details?

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  1. Already the steps to be taken have been submitted to the Presidency
    (a) things like training more police
    (b) bills- co-ordination of structures working on this environment
    (c) Improving relationship between communities and police especially at station level.
  2. While the damage above is well acknowledged and regretted, the President has accepted the collective responsibility of Cabinet of which I am the member

Reply to question 410 approved

MINISTER OF POLICE
GENERAL BH CELE, MP
Date
: 01/03/2022

02 March 2022 - NW61

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

Given that since December (or earlier) 2021 the Cape Town Hard Livings gang (known as the Kaapies) allegedly set up a base in Sydenham, Durban and residents are now being killed there regularly in what looks to be a full-scale drug war between the Hard Livingsgang and the Sydenham Heights Boys gang, what pro-active steps has the SA Police Seervice taken in this regard; In view of reports that 20 persons had been killed in the specified area at that stage, what is the total figure to date and (b) have any arrests been made in this regard; Whether it was found that the 28-year old man from Cape Town who survived the shooting, having taken a bullet to the chest, was part of the Hard Livings gang; if so, (a0 was he arrested and (b) is he being charged?

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02 March 2022 - NW47

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Police

(1) With regard to the Vehicle Clearance and Investigation Unit Building in 2 Bedford Avenue, Benoni, what will happen to all the (a) vehicle dockets, seeing that this is quite a time –consuming procedure and a very sensitive criminal document and (b0 vehicle; (2) by what date will staff be notified of the finalisation of the status of the renovations, as they are currently being sent to four different places to do work; (3) how soon will the renovations be finalised, so that inspections and clearances can continue to be done at the premises?

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