Khayelitsha police inquiry to resume

2014-03-13 19:01
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Cape Town - Public hearings of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into alleged police inefficiency in the area will resume next week, an official said on Thursday.

Commission secretary Amanda Dissel said the hearings would take place at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on Monday and Tuesday.

The commission would then sit between 24 March and 28 March and 31 March and 1 April.

"During this period, the commission will continue to hear the evidence of police officials from Khayelitsha as well as more senior officials from the province," said Dissel.

Public sittings for phase two of the commission will take place between 12 May and 16 May.

Final argument would be heard on 29 May.

Dissel said the date by which the commission had to submit its final report to provincial Premier Helen Zille had been extended to 11 July.

The commission - headed by retired constitutional court Judge Kate O'Regan and Advocate Vusi Pikoli - was set up by Zille after the Social Justice Coalition complained that police inefficiency was among the main causes of vigilante killings in the area.

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