This is a submission by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development regarding the Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill 2010. This submission motivates that this bill in its current form would lead to an expansion of police powers to use deadly force and consequently is likely to add to the problem of excessive use of deadly force by police.
Nomfundo Mogapi is the Chair for the Mental Wellness Initiative. She was previously the Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. She is a registered clinical psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working within the violence prevention and peacebuilding fields, most of which have been in senior leadership and management within the NGO sector.