DA: Mthethwa must explain about stats

2011-08-21 22:01

Cape Town - The DA wants Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa summoned to appear before Parliament's portfolio committee on women, youth, children and people with disabilities to explain why his department does not keep figures on domestic violence crimes.

"Minister of Social Development [Bathabile Dlamini] has indicated in a reply to a parliamentary question that government does not keep reliable statistics on domestic violence," DA MP Denise Robinson said in a statement on Sunday.

Such a committee meeting would give the minister a chance to explain "numerous other deficiencies" in the police's approach to domestic violence.

These included, among other things, "inadequate training" of police officers to when it came to implementing the Domestic Violence Act, and their "widespread failure" to protect the victims of domestic violence.

"I will today [Sunday] write to the chairperson of the portfolio committee, Dorothy Ramodibe, requesting that the minister of police be summoned before the committee to explain why the police do not keep domestic violence statistics," Robinson said.

In her written reply to the parliamentary question, tabled last week, Dlamini said "the official crime statistics as provided by the SA Police Service do not provide a category for domestic violence".

August is Women's Month in South Africa.

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-21 23:07

    Eish comrade! The calculator,she does not work

      Doublepost - 2011-08-22 00:57

      Eish! Hau! Gaan roep die baas!

  • Susan - 2011-08-22 08:12

    Because they only have 10 fingers and 10 toes...

  • bosegoos - 2011-08-22 08:14

    The SAP will not keep stats of anything that is an embarrassment.

  • Smindlo - 2011-08-22 08:26

    disgusting, thats all I can say!!! and we trust this idiot to protect us!!

  • Pencilgraffiti - 2011-08-22 08:27

    I do not understand why nearly all the Ministers in S.A. need to be treated like naughty children... Protected by their daddy when they get caught with their hand in the cookie jar or with their finger up their nose. I am sure Mthethwa has an extremely difficult job but the fact that he himself has not called for the immediate dismissal of Cele means ultimately that he is part of the problem. These people have extremely stressful jobs that pay extremely well therefore they need to be extremely competent

  • amabok - 2011-08-22 09:57

    The ANC is THE single biggest problem with this country. Period.

  • Elanca Louw - 2011-08-25 01:48

    Im Elanca Viljoen,it must not be only woman month it must be woman,children,month,why,because its not only woman who is abused is children also,why,when i work at night"undercover"i ask a child where can i get drugs?the child is 9 or 12 years old he walk to the drug dealer and said i have a customer,i work with drugs its my job to get them of the street not me only but i work in a group with a captain,if u people go in the night and see how is Long street now,you see a diffrence,the drug dealer is busy with child abused why,he used the child to get him customers and make money out of that child,why is the cildren on the street 11,12,1,oclok?they must sleep and make ready for school the next day.i see so much happen in the night time,we all must stand together,against crime any crime.all restuarants in long street said,they see the difrence its better,make it the whole year for the woman and children.if you see a child as police in the street late at night,phone his parents or take him safe home the drug dealer is not his boss.drugs is not a business its the childs life.

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