The Western Cape Department of Community Safety says its Court Watching Brief unit has monitored 92 criminal cases being struck off the court roll between July and the end of September due to police inefficiency.
Fifty-two cases were as a result of dockets not being present at court and forty investigations
not being completed.
Community Safety Minister Albert Fritz says 66 of the cases were related to domestic and gender based violence.
" The CWB Unit aims to fulfil the Dep artment of Community Safety's mandate of oversight over SAPS, as prescribed by section 206 (3) of the Constitution, by visiting courts in the province and monitoring police conduct and the effectiveness.
The Unit reports on matters removed from the court roll due to police inefficiencies to ensure that they are returned to the court roll and to ensure that the necessary disciplinary action is taken.
He says it is not enough for his Department to perform oversight and highlight SAPS inefficiencies where they become apparent.
"We must flag these inefficiencies with
the responsible parties and ensure that they are addressed." Minister Fritz continued, "As such, my Department has written to the Provincial Commissioner requesting comments on the cases which were removed from the court roll.
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