Final submissions for Khayelitsha inquiry

The Legal Resource Centre, which is representing complainants, says many don't trust police at all.

The Khayelitsha Police Station. Picture: Eyewitness News.

CAPE TOWN - The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry is hearing final arguments today during which it has been emphasised that vigilante killings in Khayelitsha are indicative of a breakdown in trust between the police and community.

The commission is looking into allegations of police inefficiency in the area and an alleged breakdown in relations between the community and Khayelitsha police.

The Legal Resource Centre (LRC), which is representing complainants, says many don't trust police at all.

Various organisations are today presenting their final submissions which will inform a detailed report on policing problems in Khayelitsha.

The report is expected to be handed to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille by 11 July.

The LRC says no one can deny that vigilante murders are happening because of a breakdown in trust between communities and police.

It has recommended a task team be set up to deal with this issue.

South African Police Service representatives have downplayed some of the issues and will further address the inquiry later today.