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Judgement in Khayelitsha probe case

2013-01-13 22:50

Johannesburg - The Western Cape High Court is on Monday expected to deliver judgement in the application by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa against a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha.

Mthethwa's advocate, Norman Arendse, told the court that an interdict was urgent as Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's decision to appoint the commission would have an impact on the independence of the SA Police Service (SAPS).

In November last year, Mthethwa and other applicants filed papers in the High Court to have the commission temporarily suspended, pending a review of the decision to establish it.

Zille set up the commission in August last year to probe allegations of police inefficiency in Khayelitsha.

She said the commission was necessary because there was a breakdown of trust between Khayelitsha residents and the police.

Headed by retired judge Catherine O'Regan and advocate Vusi Pikoli, the commission was to hold public hearings from 12 November to 14 December 2012. A full report was due on 24 February 2013.

The commission has since been suspended pending the outcome of the court outcome.

Comments
  • kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-01-14 03:25

    Independence of the SA Police. What the hell does that mean? Nathi Mtetwa can do what the hell he wants and he is accountable to nobody? The public has the right to probe if police stations are failing their communities

  • precious.yumyum - 2013-01-14 04:17

    once again the zuma is using nathi mthethwa to fight vusi pikoli, leaving us the people of khayelitsha at the mercy of criminals. that makes all of u criminals ford standing in the way of justice.

  • Erna - 2013-01-14 05:39

    The internal enquiry has already shown how bad and corrupt the police stations are whoippich proves Helen Zille was right.

  • lhfick - 2013-01-14 06:39

    So many comments related to this article have been removed. We are back in the old days. This shall be the last time I make an effort to comment. Dear editor write your own comments and read your own articles, enjoy!

  • pws69 - 2013-01-14 10:44

    What is Nutty scared of?

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