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Khayelitsha policing commission's tough job

The commission will look into allegations of police inefficiencies in Khayelitsha.

Commissioners ahead of public hearings at the Commission of Inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha on 12 November 2013. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN

CAPE TOWN - One of the commissioners heading the inquiry into allegations of police inefficiencies in Khayelitsha said on Tuesday they have a challenging task ahead of them.

The commission will hold a preliminary sitting on Wednesday to discuss, among other things, time frames.

Commissioner Kate O'Regan concedes there is a lot of work ahead for the commission.

After Western Cape Premier Helen Zille established the commission in August 2012, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa went to court to try and have it declared invalid.

But his case was dismissed by the Constitutional Court.

The premier was under pressure from non-governmental organisations to do something about the rise in vigilante killings in the area.