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Independent Police Investigative Directorate Act, 2011 (Act No. 1 of 2011)

Chapter 6 : Appointment, Remuneration, Functions and Powers of Investigators

28. Type of matters to be investigated


(1) The Directorate must investigate—
(a) any deaths in police custody;
(b) deaths as a result of police actions;
(c) any complaint relating to the discharge of an official firearm by any police officer;
(d) rape by a police officer, whether the police officer is on or off duty;
(e) rape of any person while that person is in police custody;
(f) any complaint of torture or assault against a police officer in the execution of his or her duties;
(g) corruption matters within the police initiated by the Executive Director on his or her own, or after the receipt of a complaint from a member of the public, or referred to the Directorate by the Minister, an MEC or the Secretary, as the case may be; and
(h) any other matter referred to it as a result of a decision by the Executive Director, or if so requested by the Minister, an MEC or the Secretary as the case may be,

in the prescribed manner.


(2) The Directorate may investigate matters relating to systemic corruption involving the police.