STATEMENT: Crime stats – Deeply concerned by increase in gun-related crime, lack of attention to gun violence epidemic
The latest crime stats presented by SAPS to parliament show that gun-related crime has significantly increased e.g. gun-related murders have increased a staggering 35% from 23 people shot and killed a day in 2021-22 to 31 people a day in 2022-2023. GFSA was present during the presentation and deliberation by parliament and is deeply concerned by the lack of engagement […]
NEWSLETTER: May 2023 – Prinsloo Guns class action
Read GFSA’s May 2023 newsletter, which focuses on the Prinsloo Guns class action. Contents include:
- What is the Prinsloo Guns class action?
- What are Prinsloo Guns?
- What is the evidence?
- What are the numbers?
- Who are the families?
- Contacts to get more information
BRIEFING 1 of 2023: Class action aims for police accountability in firearms management
In February 2023 GFSA gave official notice that class action proceedings were to be instituted on behalf of affected families to hold the police accountable for deaths and injuries resulting from failed police-controlled firearms management systems.
This Briefing provides additional information on the class action, the ineffectuality of institutions to hold the police accountable, and the implications of this for firearms […]
STATEMENT: GFSA institutes class action against police for deaths and injuries allegedly resulting from corrupt, negligent firearms management
GFSA has given notice to the Minister of Police of class action proceedings in which damages will be sought from the Minister arising from deaths and injuries due to the actions of senior SAPS member Christiaan Prinsloo and David Naidoo who coordinated the sale of guns to gangs.
Says Adèle Kirsten, GFSA’s Director “As the virus of gun violence spreads, it’s […]
STATEMENT: Government must act decisively to prevent gun massacres
3 February 2023: The latest gun massacres in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal will not be the last if government again makes empty promises of action.
These same promises were made in July last year when 21 people were shot and killed and 20 injured in 3 separate shootings at taverns in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Government responded by deploying Crime Intelligence, […]
GFSA’s 2020-21 Annual Report
GFSA’s latest annual report, reflecting on the years 2020 and 2021, is available.
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