Cop inquiry case in ConCourt in August

2013-03-11 12:42
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Cape Town - The Constitutional Court is expected to hear argument regarding the legality of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry on 6 August, it was reported on Monday.

The Cape Argus reported that the commission of inquiry into alleged police inefficiency in the area would postpone its public hearings until the Constitutional Court had made a ruling.

Commission secretary Amanda Dissel said the public hearings had been set to resume this week.

Residents could, however, still make statements at the commission offices in Harare, Khayelitsha, on weekdays between 09:00 and 13:00.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa was reportedly expected to submit his heads of argument on the matter by 15 April.

His Constitutional Court application would be based on the contents of a minority judgment in his unsuccessful bid to stop the inquiry.

In the majority judgment handed down in the Western Cape High Court in January, it was concluded that Western Cape Premier Helen Zille had fully complied with the principles of co-operative government, so the application made by Mthethwa had to be dismissed.

Mthethwa's spokesperson Zweli Mnisi said at the time that the minority judgment had concluded inter-governmental processes had not been fully complied with and would have "ordered the parties to finalise those processes and to report back to the court, so that the court could consider the application again".

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