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Parliament, A joint meeting of the Standing and Select Committees on Appropriations will tomorrow be briefed by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) on the 2019 Appropriation Bill [B6-2019].

One of the core functions of the PBO is to provide advice and analysis on proposed amendments to the Fiscal Framework, Division of Revenue Bill, Money Bills and on policy proposals with budgetary implications.

The purpose of the 2019 Appropriations Bill [B6-2019] is: To appropriate money from the National Revenue Fund for the requirements of the State for the 2019/20 financial year; to prescribe conditions for the spending of funds withdrawn for the 2020/21 financial year before the commencement of the Appropriation Act for the 2020/21 financial year; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

Suspects arrested over the weekend for various crime

KING WILLIAMS TOWN – More than sixty (60) suspects were arrested over the past weekend while police were busy with their routine patrols and stop searches in the Central Business area and in other areas within the King William’s Town Cluster policing area.

The operations led to the arrests of suspects aged between 23 and 60 years for crimes ranging from drunkenness, possession of stolen property, Common Robbery, Dealing in liquor without a licence, Possession of drugs, Murder, Theft, drunken driving, Business robbery, Common Assault and Malicious damage to property.

The East London Tactical Response Team members, after receiving information from a community member about alleged drug dealing activity at a house, managed to arrest the suspect and recovered drugs. Police went to a house and recovered sixty five (65) big sachets of tik, one hundred and seventy four (174) sachets of tik and thirty nine (39) mandrax tablets and undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was charged for dealing in drugs.

All of these suspects will appear at various Magistrate’s courts today and tomorrow.

King William’s Town SAPS Cluster Commander Brigadier Luntu Ngubelanga said Police are committed in fighting crime and creating a secure environment for the community. Police will continue to work actively towards preventing any form of corruption or criminal activities and to bring the perpetrators thereof to justice. He also thanked the community for sharing valuable information with SAPS encouraging them to report any criminal activities to 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service

Mob justice – police arrest 14 suspects in Themba, Hammanskraal

GAUTENG – The Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela is warning members of the community who engage in serious and violent crime by taking the law into their own hands that police will deal effectively with the perpetrators. This follows a breakthrough in arresting fourteen (14) suspects who stoned to death a murder suspect (35) and injured a police officer in Themba at Hammanskraal yesterday at midday. The arrest was effected today by a team that had been tasked to track down the suspects and the arrested suspects are due to appear in Themba Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, 09 July 2019 on charges of murder and attempted murder.

The victim (a murder suspect) has been taken by a detective to a scene of crime, a murder scene, of a foreign national committed on Tuesday, the 02 of July 2019. While the detective was busy taking a statement, the victim was attacked with stones and other objects. When reinforcement reached out to the scene, the victim had already been killed after he had been attacked by more than ten people. The police officer who was also thrown with stones sustained injuries to his legs.

In the meantime, the Provincial Commissioner is calling upon members of the community who are experiencing problems with service delivery to resort to lawful means of seeking help with their local station commanders or their District Commanders instead of taking the law into their own hands.

Source: South African Police Service

Despatch police investigate business robbery after three men hit spaza shop

EASTERN CAPE – On Friday, 5 July 2019 around 6:20pm, it is alleged that three men armed with firearms stormed into a spaza shop in Mahashe Street, Khayamnandi area (Despatch) and held a 36-year-old shop owner and his assistant at gunpoint.

Suspects stole undisclosed amount of cash, airtime vouchers, cigarettes and two cellphones before fleeing the scene. Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the nearest police station or to share information via Crime Stop 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service