13 June 2017
For Immediate Release
Recommendations Made At the Security and Emergency Services Committee
The Municipality’s Security and Emergency Services Committee held its monthly meeting at the Durban City Hall today, 13 June 2018. Various reports from Units which report to this committee were tabled and deliberated on.
Metro Police
The committee gave authority for the Metro Police to engage the services of approximately 110 Summons Servers from across the Municipal area. The Summons Servers will be engaged as private contractors and will receive a one year contract. It is proposed that they be paid R50 per summons personally served.
This arrangement will not only contribute towards job creation and poverty alleviation, it will also assist to improve revenue collection with regards to traffic fines.
The committee was appraised of a R2 213 520 refund due to the Department of Justice. A report tabled indicated that between 2008 and 2015 the Durban Magistrates Court had erroneously paid bail monies to Council. The Department of Justice alleges that R3 067 320 has been paid to the Municipality. However, only R2 213 520 has been verified. The reimbursement will be made from the Metro Police suspense account.
Disaster Management and Emergency Control Unit
The committee noted that Council has approved the Disaster Management Level 2 Plan. The plan is a strategic document that outlines disaster management principles and emergency response procedures to be applied by Council Departments in an event of a disaster or major incident.
Reports tabled at the committee meeting will still be presented to EXCO and Full Council for final approval.
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Acting Head of Communications Mandla Nsele.
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