Parliament, Thursday, 7 May 2020 – The Portfolio Committee on Police, and the Select Committee on Security and Justice will tomorrow continue with their joint virtual meeting to get an update from the Ministry of Police and Senior Leadership of both the South African Police Service (SAPS), and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) on the enforcement of the State of National Disaster as declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Tomorrow’s meeting follows a meeting that was held on 29 April 2020, where the committee received presentations from the Minister of Police and SAPS. It is going to focus on progress report on the investigations undertaken by IPID on the allegations of abuse of power by the SAPS.
The reports about the alleged abuse of power by law enforcement officers have been a concern to both committees hence the need for a meeting to get to the bottom of the matter as well as to get an update from IPID on progress on investigations on the reported transgressions. The intention of the committees is to ensure that all the reported transgressions are investigated.
Details of the meeting:
Date: Friday, 08 May 2020
Members of the media who would like to be part of the meeting to observe may forward their contact details to Mr. Mlindi Mpindi on +2781 716 7329 for inclusion in the Parliament Communications Service WhatsApp group, where login details will be shared.
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSONS OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON POLICE, MS TINA JOEMAT-PETTERSSON AND CHAIRPERSON OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON SECURITY AND JUSTICE MS SHAHIDABIBI SHAIK
For media enquiries or interviews with the Chairpersons, please contact the Committees’ Media Officer:
Name: Malatswa Molepo (Mr)
Parliamentary Communication Services
Tel: 021 403 8438
Cell: 081 512 7920
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