Khayelitsha police inquiry postponed

2013-04-16 13:49

Cape Town - The Khayelitsha commission of inquiry into the efficiency of policing in the Cape Flats suburb has postponed public hearings until after the Constitutional Court has ruled on the matter.

"To avoid unnecessary waste of public funds, the commission has postponed its public hearings until the decision of the Constitutional Court is handed down," the commission said in a statement on Tuesday.

In the interim, it would continue its work "collecting statements from members of the community, and collating research on relevant matters".

The inquiry was set up by Western Cape premier Helen Zille in August and is currently the subject of a court dispute.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa opposes the inquiry and the case is headed to the Constitutional Court on 6 August.

  • Shaun Beiers - 2013-04-16 14:18

    we are going to picnic this weekend and maybe to the zoo, if the weather plays along.

      JD Weilbach - 2013-04-16 15:15

      I wish I can find words to describe how f**ked-up your comment is. The Constitution of SA guarantees every single citizen of SA an inalienable right to be safe anywhere in the country - to institute the said safe environment is the non-negotiable duty of the SAPS - one they are failing dismally at (read the relevant stats - irrespective how it is massaged). There is substantive evidence that the SAPS - aka ANC police-state's armed wing - is deliberately reneging on their constitutional duty to make the Western Cape ungovernable.

  • Tersia Louw - 2013-04-16 17:51

    Am I alone in wondering WHY Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is so dead-set against an enquiry? What does he have to hide? It would seem that the ANC is making good on the ANCYL promise to make the Western Cape ungovernable.

      Jeremy Forbes - 2013-04-16 18:22

      The competence of the DA when compared to the utter negligence and incompetence of the SAPS will stand out like a beacon on the WC landscape. The ANC fears that disclosure will completely alienate ANC voters once and for all. This should have the effect of making an ANC resurgence in the WC, impossible.

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