Henry Andries Shembeni

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Henry Andries Shembeni


  • 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.
  • PSIRA 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan 14 May 2020

    Mr H Shembeni (EFF) asked about the so-called statutory minimum wages of security companies. What steps had been taken to address the non-compliance of security service providers with the provision of basic conditions of employment in terms of payment of statutory minimum wages? Exploitation of security guards was an ongoing ...
  • CSP & IPID 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans 13 May 2020

    Mr H Shembeni (EFF) said there is no indication on sign language reporting when it comes to domestic violence cases. Is there any indicator that evaluates the capacity of the SAPS staff? Are sign language interpreters and people with disabilities employed in police stations?
  • SAPS APP Programme 1: Administration & Programme 2: Visible Policing 8 May 2020

    Mr H Shembeni (EFF) asked for a response on the smuggling of illegal cigarettes and alcohol from neighbouring countries. On the effectiveness of police members deployed from the provincial offices during the lockdown, are these members able to take down statements as required and are they able to go and ...
  • Police management & misconduct during COVID-19 lockdown: continuation 8 May 2020

    Mr H Shembeni (EFF) asked why the Department removed the performance indicator related to trial ready case dockets.
  • Police management of COVID-19 lockdown: SAPS briefing; with Minister & Deputy Minister present 29 Apr 2020

    Mr H Shembeni (EFF) said the issue of police brutality is a concern. Were police officers given adequate training prior to the lockdown period? There are support services available but what about emotional support? The police are working hard but they are human beings. What measures have been put in ...