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Western Cape Police Ombudsman to present abalone report to Parliament

16 October 2019

At the Standing Committee for Community Safety tomorrow, the Western Cape Police Ombudsman, Mr JJ Brand, will deliver the Western Cape Police Ombudsman's 2018/19 Annual Report and its report on policing in the Overstrand region, particularly as it relates to the poaching of abalone.

On Tuesday, 30 July 2019, the Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, received the report on the ‘Complaint of Poor Response’ at the Gansbaai, Kleinmond, Hermanus and Stanford SAPS stations from Mr Brand.

Minister Fritz said, “This report will be presented to the Provincial Standing Committee on Community Safety who will further review the report as per the Constitutional powers of such a multi-party committee. The Standing Committee may also call on any SAPS members to appear before it to further explain and account for the findings made by the Police Ombudsman."

Date: Thursday, 17 October 2019

Time: 8:30 – 13:00

Venue: Committee Room 2, Western Cape Provincial Parliament, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town.  

Attention broadcasters: please see English audio clip attached.

Media Enquiries: 

Cayla Ann Tomás Murray
Spokesperson for Minister Albert Fritz
Tel: 021 483 8550
Cell: 064 121 7959
Email: Cayla.murray@westerncape.gov.za