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Court to rule on Khayelitsha inquiry

NGOs are waiting with bated breath ahead of the judgment regarding the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry.

Protesters highlight the ongoing cases on mob justice in Khayelitsha on Mandela Day. Picture: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Non-governmental organisations are waiting to hear whether the Western Cape High Court will grant the police minister an urgent interdict against the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry.

Judgment in the case is expected to be handed down during the first week of January.

Premier Helen Zille established the commission in August to investigate allegations of police inefficiencies in Khayelitsha, but the minister wants to stop it from going ahead.

This comes after several incidents of mob justice in the area.

Mthethwa said the inquiry is unlawful and complaints point to a breakdown in the criminal justice system as a whole, not just the police.

Lawyers argued the matter in court more than a week ago.

Social Justice Coalition's attorney Sanja Bornman said, "The judgment will be on the minister's interim release only."