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Top cops to address policing issues in Khayelitsha

Policing issues in Khayelitsha will take centre stage at a Police Imbizo in the township today.

Deputy Minister of Police, Maggie Sotyu, Provincial Commissioner Arno Lamoer and Western Cape Community Safety MEC arriving ahead of the Police Imbizo on 13 April 2015. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Policing issues in Khayelitsha are expected to be brought into the spotlight today as national and provincial police leadership visit the crime-ridden township.

The ministerial imbizo comes months after the conclusion of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into police inefficiencies in the area.

The inquiry was launched to probe police inefficiencies in the Cape Town township after a slew of vigilante killings in the area.

It found that officers are often over-worked and under-resourced.

A large marquee, erected inside the Khayelitsha Stadium will serve as a platform for residents to raise their concerns over crime and to, possibly, also praise police who often work under difficult conditions.

Members from the various Community Policing Forums as well neighbourhood watches will be addressed by Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu and Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer.