Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa who is
opposing the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry is heading to the Constitutional
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille
established the commission of inquiry in August to investigate alleged police
inefficiency in Khayelitsha.
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s lawyers
filed papers to appeal the ruling by the Western Cape High Court today at the Constitutional
Minsterial Spokesperson Zweli Mnisi says that
intergovernmental processes had not been fully complied with and therefore it ordered
both parties to report back to the court so that it can consider the application
Mnisi adds that they want to emphasis the
point that in the appeal they have also raised issues surrounding policing powers,
exercising of control over police, because in the constitution it does say that
it is such is the national competence, and it has authority in terms of dealing
with crime in all provinces.
Mnisi said that the ministry wants to
emphasis the point that they want to ensure that crime is not compromised and
that the residents of Khayelitsha continue to receive safety and security measures
that are appropriate.
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