PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PROVINCES
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 22
Mr M W Makhubela (COPE-Limpopo) to ask the Minister of Correctional
(1) Whether he will provide details regarding the (a) incarceration of a
certain person (name furnished) and (b) release of the said person
without appearing in court; if not, why not; if so, what are the
(2) whether his departmentâs findings of the investigation pointed to any
of its members being accomplices in the said personâs release; if not,
what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the details
of the investigation that has been conducted by a certain person (name
furnished) in this regard and (b) what are the further relevant
(1) (a) No, I will not be in a position to provide details regarding the
incarceration of the said person.
(b) No, I will not be in a position to provide details regarding
the release of the said person. I do not have enough details to that
will enable the tracing of the said person, such as the registration
number, the court case number, the South African Police case number
and / or the Department of Correctional Services facility where the
person was detained.
The electronic search system conducted within the Department produced
a number of persons who were previously admitted with the said names.
These persons were admitted from the period ranging from 2004 to 2013.
The Department of Correctional Services does not release remand
detainees without a court order.
(2)(a) and (b)
Since the said person could not be traced in relation the information
provided, no responses could be made in this regard.