Appeal for police bosses to keep Khayelitsha promise

The Social Justice Coalition says the community has been waiting for years for another police station.

FILE: The Social Justice Coalition organised a march in the wake of Sinoxolo Mafevuka's murder to highlight policing issues in Khayelitsha on 15 March 2016. Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - NGO the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) has appealed to police bosses to keep their promise of building a fourth police station in Khayelitsha.

The Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry, which investigated police deficiencies in the township, recommended another station be erected there.

The commission suggested a police station be built in Makhaza.

The SJC's Chumani Sali says the community has been waiting for years for another police station.

"As SJC we're not yet convinced because in the 2004/2005 financial plan there was a plan to build a police station in Makhaza, but until today, 12 years later, there's still no police station in Makhaza."