Khayelitsha inquiry to release final report

Commissioners Kate O’Regan and Vusi Pikoli have made 20 key recommendations.

FILE: The commission was set up by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to investigate allegations of police inefficiency in the township. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

KHAYELITSHA - The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry on Monday published its final report on its website.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille established a commission of inquiry two years ago to investigate the state of policing in the area following a spate of vigilante killings in the Cape Town township.

Commissioners Kate O'Regan and Vusi Pikoli summarised their findings, which will officially be unveiled on Monday afternoon.

The almost 600-page document makes 20 key recommendations, including a strategic review of detective services by the provincial police commissioner.

It also calls for the urgent redeployment of at least 10 experienced police detectives to the Harare and Site B police stations.

The commission has also recommended police take urgent steps to improve infrastructure at the Lingelethu West police station.

The Social Justice Coalition said it's a historic moment for safety and justice, saying some problems facing police are systemic and require long-term interventions.

It says it's eager to see what recommendations the commission proposes to improve policing.

The coalition is confident the report will have a national impact.

The commission will first hand over its report to Zille.