Thursday, August 28, 2014

WC Community Safety Committee endorses Khayelitsha Inquiry report

Lusanda Bill
28 August 2014

The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Community Safety have endorsed the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry report into policing in the area.

The commission handed-over a 580-page report on policing in the area to Premier Helen Zille earlier this week. 

Committee Chairperson Mireille Wenger said some of the recommendations made the commission require reports and reporting to the Provincial Parliament by South African Police Service and MEC of Community Safety. 

“For example the commission recommends the establishment of a monitoring oversight team to ensure that efficiency is identified at the three Khayelitsha police stations are improved” Wenger added.

Wenger said the commission has conducted a thorough examination into the complaints raised. The focus must now be on implementing the recommendations to ensure the safety of the residents of Khayelitsha can be improved.

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