22 January 2013
The University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University have expressed their concern with the disturbing
levels of violence and insecurity in Khayelitsha.
universities are of the view that a commission of inquiry into policing and
incidents of violence in Khayelitsha is essential.
Both the universities welcome the judgment in
the Cape High Court to dismiss the urgent interdict application by the Minister of Police
to terminate the commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha.
of Safety and Violence Initiative Guy Lamb said that Khayelitsha is not unique
in Cape Town than communities as far as violence is concerned.
Khayelitsha as an opportunity for renewal to try and address violence in a fairly
comprehensive way, one of the key components is policing, but should not only
end with policing” Guy said.
Guy also said
the universities stepped out in support of this commission, because they saw a
need to come forward in it.
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