Henry Andries Shembeni

National Assembly

Henry Andries Shembeni

About Henry Andries Shembeni



Committee appearances

  • Committee Reports 26 Jun 2020

    Mr H Shembeni (EFF) agreed with Ms Faku. He said the police work hard to apprehend the perpetrators but then they are released, so a meeting is needed to discuss the role the Department of Justice plays in the bail and release of perpetrators.
  • PSIRA Quarter 1, 2 & 3 performance; Firearms Amnesty Notice 11 Jun 2020

    Mr H Shembeni (EFF) said he is disappointed with the visual issues occurring during the presentation.
  • Firearm Amnesty: Follow-up meeting with SAPS 3 Jun 2020

    Mr H Shembeni (EFF) concurred with Dr Groenewald’s point on the lockdown’s effects on contact crimes. He requested clarity on the types of firearms being submitted. He also wanted to know the origin of the firearms, whether they were South African made or foreign. Regarding DFOs, he enquired ...
  • Firearms Amnesty; SAPS, IPID, CSPS and PSIRA Budget: Committee Reports 27 May 2020

    Mr H Shembeni (EFF) wanted to know the impact the lockdown had had on the amnesty, arguing that people should not be stopped from bringing guns into police stations as gun circulation contributed to more crime.
  • IPID budget hearing briefing: continuation 22 May 2020

    Question Three was asked by Mr H Shembeni (EFF) about the removal of two indicators. The strategic plan and APP had been developed in consultation where IPID had been advised to report on them in the annual operational plan.

All Committee Appearances


  • Questions asked to the Minister of Police 24 Jun 2020

    Whether it is a policy of his department that determines when a member of the SA Police Service has applied and qualified for a post, that when it comes to occupying the. posit the member w! ill be placed in a position that s/he has not applied for; if ...
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Police 5 Jun 2020

    Whether any SA Police Service members applied for certain positions and were appointed to different positions than the ones they applied for; if so, (a) what (i) number of positions and (ii) rank in each case and (b) on what policy is this practice based?
  • Questions asked to the Minister of Police 5 Jun 2020

    Whether, there are sufficient face masks for all the police officers; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what total number of face masks does each police officer get for a 12-hour shift?

All Questions and Answers

Plenary appearances

  • WEDNESDAY, 3 DECEMBER 2019 3 Dec 2019

    Hon Chairperson, when this Bill was debated here, the EFF opposed it on the basis of some key fundamental points. None of those points have been addressed even by the NCOP. The minor technical amendment proposed by the NCOP does not deal with the substantive issues we raised before.

    The ...


    Chair, we all agree that the levels of crime in South Africa, especially violent crimes that involves guns has raised crisis levels, and this has been the case for a very long time. There are too many illegal

    firearms in the streets. While the Firearm Amnesty is a programme that ...

All Plenary Appearances