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Khayelitsha residents march to Parliament

Residents say police have failed to implement recommendations by the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry.

The protest is against the police ministry's apparent failure to implement recommendations by the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry a year ago. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Dozens of people have gathered at Keizersgracht Street in Cape Town ahead of a planned march to Parliament.

WATCH: March in Cape Town; protesters demand #Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry's recommendations be taken seriously pic.twitter.com/zagLc5ZDuv

The protest is against the police ministry's apparent failure to implement recommendations by the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry a year ago.

#Khayelitsha protesters accuse police ministry of ignoring policing issues in the township. SS pic.twitter.com/ecbU3syGcQ

The commission was established to investigate allegations of police inefficiency in the Cape Town township and a breakdown in relations between the SAPS and the community.

#Khayelitsha protesters say township is among top 10 unsafest areas in Cape Town but that there's only 1 police officer per 1043 people. SS

The commission made damning findings of police inefficiencies in the township.

Protesters led by NGOs Ndifuna Ukwazi and the Social Justice Coalition have gathered in the Cape Town central business district.

#Khayelitsha the march is led by NGOs Ndifuna Ukwazi and the Social Justice Coalition. SS pic.twitter.com/qaM3evanCC

Carrying placards which read Black Lives Matter and Phiyega Must Go, the demonstrators are adamant recommendations by the inquiry fell on deaf ears.

#Khayelitsha NGOs claim more 1124 murders take place in Khayelitsha every year. SS

A disgruntled protester said, "In Khayelitsha there is lots of crime. [They] rape the women, kill the women, stole the houses."

#Khayelitsha protesters call for equal distribution of policing resources, march underway in Cape Town CBD. SS pic.twitter.com/yfSNoyoEhb

Another protester is not satisfied with the work done by national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

"Mrs Phiyega, I think she is not doing her job."

Premier Helen Zille has confirmed she'll be meeting with Phiyega in the coming weeks.

Her office is also to establish a joint task team with the police service to help implement the commission's recommendations.

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