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SA needs effective justice system - Zille

Premier Helen Zille says every South African deserves an effective criminal justice system.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille on Wednesday said every South African deserves an effective criminal justice system.

She has set up a commission of inquiry to examine alleged inefficiency by the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Khayelitsha.

Many residents in the area have opted to take the law into their own hands as they have lost faith in police.

The area has been plagued by vigilante killings in recent months.

Zille said the commission's goals are clear.

"This commission is not there to simply point fingers, but to come up with real solutions."

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