Deputy Speaker, I thank the hon Mluleki George. The successes are as follows.
Firstly, because of the training and capacitation, in the third quarter of last year 97 convictions were secured in the Western Cape alone. This was also because of the work of the forensic social workers who were deployed in that area. Out of those, 11 life sentences were secured.
Secondly, 3 185 arrests were effected through the information provided to the Crime Stop system.
Thirdly, the total number of stock recovered at the end of December last year was 41 000, at an estimated value of about R228 million.
A total of 573 life sentences had been recorded up to December last year.
The number of persons who were on the wanted list which was circulated decreased from 28 000 to about 23 000. So, these are some of the successes we have had.
In addition to that, the national investigation task team to deal with cross-border crimes between the provinces has assisted much in this regard, where the detectives work in a co-operative manner with the national task team. We can give you specific results for that.
So, there have been many successes and we can count them, on and on - it's a booklet, hon George! Thank you. [Applause.]
Position regarding calls by government for the return of Professor Karabus
3. Mrs C Dudley (ACDP) asked the Minister of International Relations and Co-operation:
Whether the Government has called upon the authorities in Abu Dhabi to immediately return Professor Karabus to South Africa; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?