Khayelitsha: Too few police vehicles

The Khayelitsha Commission is concerned over an insufficient amount of police vehicles.

The Khayelitsha commission is concerned over an insufficient amount of police vehicles.

CAPE TOWN - The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has raised concerns over the insufficient number of police vehicles at a Khayelitsha police station.

The Lingelethu West satellite police station commissioner gave evidence at the inquiry on Thursday.

Various policing issues were examined by the commission on Thursday, but it was the lack of operational vehicles that had station commissioner Colonel Michael Reitz scratching his head.

Fritz was questioned about the small fleet of police vehicles operating in a certain area of Khayelitsha.

Only 25 of the 37 vehicles are on the streets.

The commission is set to continue proceedings until 21 February.

It was set up by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille in 2012 to investigate alleged police inefficiency in the township, an alleged breakdown in the relationship between police and community members and a spate of vigilante killings.

The commission is headed up by Advocate Vusi Pikoli and Judge Kate O'Regan.