Khayelitsha inquiry collects evidence

The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry is preparing for public hearings about policing in the area.

The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry is preparing for public hearings about policing in the area. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry says despite its probe into alleged police inefficiency being stalled, it remains actively busy collecting information for future public hearings.

It says it has spent the last few months gathering expert opinion and research.

These hearings have however not taken place due to legal challenges by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa. Mthethwa insists the commission is not necessary.

The inquiry was established by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille in August following a spate of vigilante killings.

The residents blamed police inefficiency and a breakdown in relations between the community and the police.

The commission's Amanda Dissel says, "The commission has been doing some preparations for the public hearings and collecting evidence from members of the community and experts around policing and crime in Khayelitsha."

Meanwhile, three people were killed in Delft earlier this week after being accused of robbery.

The victims were beaten up by a mob.

Police have urged the community not to take the law into its own hands.