The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation

Sec: 34 - Reporting guide (where)


The former National Head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, General Anwa Dramat has approved the following guidelines:

(See the notice as published in Government Gazette)

DUTY TO REPORT:

Section 34 places the duty on certain persons to report certain offences. Failure to report is an offence


WHERE TO REPORT

As amended by the South African Police Service Amendment Act, 2012 (Act 10 of 2012), reporting should be made to the police official in the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in terms of Section 34(1) of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004 (Act 12 of 2004)


Responsibility of the reporting person/whistleblower

  • Go to or contact the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (“DPCI”) office through the Email or Fax number provided on the website
  • A telephonic communication should be used as the last resort for reporting
  • Provide the compulsory critical information to the designated member of the Central Reporting Office as contained in the prescribed form:
    • Identification
    • Contact Details
    • Position of authority
    • Allegation(s)
    • Details of person(s) involved in the alleged commission of the offence(s).

Responsibility of the South African Police Service members at the Community Service Centre level

  • A police officer at the police station may refer the reporting person/whistleblower wishing to report a case under Section 34 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, 2004 (Act 12 of 2004) to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation offices.
  • The police officer must enquire if the reporting person/whistleblower wishes to open a criminal case.
  • If a reporting person/whistleblower needs to report the criminal case with a Section 34 involved, a police officer can take down a statement and register a criminal case before referring the reporting person/whistleblower to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation offices.

Role of the Central Reporting Office within Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (“DPCI”)

  • Assess the report
  • Take down the report in a format of the form provided
  • Register the report in the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation database
  • Allocate a unique reference number to the reporting person
  • Allocate the case to the relevant Anti-Corruption Task Teams for preliminary investigation