Parliamentary Question: DoP: 2009/10 annual report

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Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:

With reference to his department’s 2009-10 annual report, what is the breakdown of the R7,5 billion in claims and pending civil claims against (a) his department and (b) the State with regard to each (i) province and (ii) category of liability?

REPLY:

It needs to be emphasized that the R7,486,819,00 is not the actual amount spent on civil claims. The amount is a contingency liability. A contingency liability refers to an uncertain liability. It is uncertain because at the time of occurrence, it is unknown if there is an actual liability, when it is going to be incurred and finally, if an amount will be granted.

The South African police Service paid out R79,4 million during the past financial year. More than R2,8 billion was reduced or cancelled during the same period.
1(a) and (b) It should be noted that the amount refers to a possible obligation arising from past events and whose existence will only be confirmed by the occurrence or non-occurrence of uncertain future events not wholly in the control of the Department. In other words, there is uncertainty whether the condition will eventually manifest as an actual liability.

The following is the breakdown of contingent (uncertain) liabilities per province and category:

 

 

Province

Vehicle accidents

Legal expenses

Damage to property

Assault

Damage to State property

Police actions

Shooting incidents

Not yet classified

Total

 

 

R’000

 

R’000

 

R’000

 

R’000

 

R’000

 

R’000

 

R’000

 

R’000

 

R’000

KwaZulu-Natal

 

 

R 21 839

 

R 4 819

 

R 410

 

R 42 312

 

R 1 961

 

R 685 485

 

R 39 298

R 142,369

 

R 938,493

 

Limpopo

 

 

R 15,580

 

 

R 23,905

 

 

R 40

 

R 12,593

 

R 3,891

 

R 1,123,814

 

R 68,048

 

R 50,151

 

R 1,298,022

 

North West

 

R 2,763

 

R 837

 

R 3,047

 

R 5,647

 

R 155

 

R 90,650

 

R 10,030

 

R 3,877

 

R 117,006

 

 

Mpumalanga

 

 

R 7,733

 

R 8,667

 

R 5

 

R 28,381

 

R 337

 

R 272,856

 

R 73,296

 

R 607

 

R 391,882

 

 

Gauteng

 

R 38,510

 

R 37,343

 

R 923

 

R 123,876

 

R 2,232

 

R 2,069,243

 

R 203,193

 

R 37,406

 

R 2,512,726

 

Northern Cape

R 2,463

 

R 3,973

 

R 100

 

R 5,285

 

R 0

 

R 54,136

 

R 6,670

 

R 0

 

R 72,627

 

Western Cape

 

R 17,915

 

R 22,481

 

R 13

 

R 192,496

 

R 813

 

R 565,106

 

R 44,060

 

R 18,301

 

R 861,185

 

Eastern Cape

 

R 27,203

 

R 35,036

 

R 1,244

 

R 62,505

 

R 369

 

R 540,328

 

R 76,871

 

R 200,477

 

R 944,033

 

Free State

 

R 5,743

 

R 9,622

 

R 865

 

R 22,795

 

R 1,202

 

R 98,886

 

R 3,045

 

R 22,227

 

R 164,385

 

 

National Level

R 3,511

 

R 14,719

 

R 0

 

R 10,251

 

R 1

 

R 155,048

 

R 2,000

 

R 930

 

R 186,460

 

 

Total as per 2009/10 AFS

R 143,260

R 161,402

R 6,647

R 506,141

R 10,961

R 5,655,552

R 526,511

R 476,345

R 7,486,819

 

Reply to question 2964 approved by the Minister