Lamoer to appear at Khayelitsha Commission

2014-04-01 09:07
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Cape Town - Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant-General Arno Lamoer is expected to testify at the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday.

The commission was established by Western Cape premier Helen Zille to investigate alleged inefficiency at three police stations in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Lamoer represents the highest link in the provincial chain of command. He is accountable for policing in the Western Cape, including specifics such as the distribution of police officers across stations.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa went as far as the Constitutional Court in an attempt to stop the commission. He lost his court bid in October last year.

Western Cape detective services head David Molo told the commission on Thursday that Khayelitsha police were not merely made up of incompetent officers.

He was being asked his opinion on the quality of detectives at the Khayelitsha, Harare and Lingelethu West police stations.

"There are bad potatos [sic]. There are good policemen,"

Several residents had testified that service from police officers, including detectives, was very poor.

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