QUESTION NO 1303
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 26 APRIL 2010
(INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 11- 2010)
Date reply submitted : 18 May 2010
1303 Ms D Kohler-Barnard (DA) to ask the Minister of Police:
(a) On whose instruction was the section under the heading: Acts of Violence against the Farming Community removed from the annual report of the SA Police Service and (b) what were the reasons for its removal?
(a)According to the SAPS annual report 2008/2009, page 69, 794 farm attacks occurred during which 86 murders (out of a total of 18148 murders) were committed. Repeated analysis between 1998/1999 and 2006/2007 indicated that at least 90% of “farm attacks” and resultant “farm murders” are related to robberies on farms and smallholdings.
(b)As a result of the above, a decision was taken that the heading “acts of violence against the farming community” will form part of the overall category: “house robberies and murders”.
Reply to question 1303 approved by Minister