Citizen’s Arrest

CITIZEN’S ARREST – SOUTH AFRICA

Any private citizen may execute an arrest without a warrant on a person who commits or attempt to commit a schedule 1 offence. A South African Citizen may also arrest anyone attempting to escape lawful custody.
South African citizens have the right to arrest any person engaged in fighting. Upon arrest a suspect must be informed of the reason for the arrest.

South African citizens are PRIVATELY LIABLE if they perform an unlawful arrest

Examples of Schedule 1 Offences:
– Treason and Sedition
– Murder and Culpable Homicide
– Rape, Indecent Assault and any Sexual offences against a child or the mentally disabled
– Theft, Robbery, Breaking and knowingly receiving stolen goods
– Kidnapping and Fraud
– Public Violence or Assault
– Arson and Malicious Damage to property
From the moment of arrest, the suspect has the right to consult a lawyer. Apart from giving his name and
address, the suspect is under no obligation to answer any questions.

Examples of offences NOT Schedule 1:
– Sodomy and Prostitution
– Drug Dealing
– Public Drunkenness and Urinating in Public
– Dumping Rubbish and Littering

Click here to see a PDF file with the complete LAW REGARDING A CITIZEN’S ARREST

 

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South African Elections – Voting Registration Guide – It’s easy to register

There are 2 types of people in this world. Ones that wait for things to happen and the others that make things happen. You can’t expect your party to win in you do not bother to vote. You also do not have a say on anything if you do not vote.

Most people say it’s hard to register and hard to vote. It’s easy. Simply Follow the following steps:

STEP 1 – CHECK IF YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE

Click here to check if you have registered to vote  – Put in your ID number and verification code displayed on the screen and you will receive an answer right away on whether you are registered to vote or not.

Here is a sample screenshot of the above page…

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STEP 2 – ARE YOU NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE? – FIND YOUR NEAREST VOTING STATION

Don’t stress. It’s easy. In order to register, you will need to go to the closest voting registration station / same as voting station near your area.

* It will probably be one of the local schools in your area

Click here to find the nearest voting station (Where you will need to go to register to vote)

(The voting station finder might take lots of time to get into) – If you can’t access it, feel free to click on the link below and choose a province at the bottom of the page. The province will give you a whole bunch of numbers for official electoral office in which you can call to get information on voting stations.

Click here to find an electoral office to contact if you can’t get into the above link

STEP 3 – GO REGISTER

Now that you know where you need to go register, you will need to go there on the following date:

You can only register yourself on the 9th and 10th of November. Saturday or Sunday between 8am and 5 pm – PLEASE BE THERE – THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY IS DEPENDING ON YOU.

You will need the following in order to register:

  • South African, green, bar-coded ID book,
  • smartcard ID, or
  • Temporary Identity Certificate (TIC) if you don’t have an ID book.

STEP 4 – WAIT 7 DAYS

After this waiting period, please check to make sure you are registered to vote by clicking on the link provided in STEP 1 of this guide. Make sure you are registered and if not, you need to find out why not because then it might be corruption.

STEP 5- IF YOU CANNOT COME RIGHT WITH ANY OF THE STEPS

0800 11 8000 – It works and the guys are actually quite friendly

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