Khayelitsha inquiry to release final report
Commissioners Kate O’Regan and Vusi Pikoli have made 20 key recommendations.
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.