DA requests that Safety and Security Minister answers questions
By Sasha Forbes
29 October 2008
New Safety and Security Minister Nathi Mthethwa has not yet responded to a number of parliamentary questions that were put forth by the Democratic Alliance on the capacity and the resource allocation for the SAPS. DA spokesperson Lindiwe Mazibuko says that the questions that were put forth by the DA goes to how South Africa will win the war on crime.
“We submitted a series of questions asking for information on visible policing, detective and crime intelligence capacity at police stations around the country, and asking for details on the capacity of border security, Crime Combating and the Family Violence, Child Abuse and Sexual Offences units. It is vital that this information be available to Members of Parliament and in particular to the Official Opposition.” said Mazibuko.
The DA has requested that the Minister be called to present himself before the Safety and Security Portfolio Committee as a matter of urgency submit the answers to the legitimate parliamentary questions, and to provide the information required.