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Lamoer to testify in Khayelitsha inquiry

The WC police chief is expected to testify at the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry.

Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer is expected to testify when the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry resumes today.

This is the second phase of the inquiry, which was set up by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille in 2012 to probe alleged police inefficiencies in the township.

The commission will continue to hear from senior officials from the three police stations in the township.

Today the cross-examination of former head of detectives at the Site B police station, Colonel Andrew Tobias, will continue.

Commissioner Lamoer will also share his view on policing in Khayelitsha and the apparent breakdown in relations between residents and police.

So far the commission has heard alarming testimony of inadequate crime scene management training and murder cases being thrown out of court, due to late or missing dockets.