MPLs to keep a close eye on WC police ombudsman’s office

Pikoli revealed his office had received 540 complaints in the last financial year, but only 60% were finalised.

FILE: Western Cape police ombudsman Vusi Pikoli. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape police ombudsman says that he's making headway initiating various crucial relationships with Cape Town communities.

Vusi Pikoli delivered his annual report in the provincial legislature on Wednesday.

The report reveals that his office underspent disbursing 90% of its budget and that it only managed to finalise 60% of the complaints it received.

Pikoli is tasked with addressing service delivery issues relating to police.

The office has been a contentious one, with the African National Congress saying that it is a waste of resources.

On Wednesday, Pikoli told MPLs that his office made great strides in building relationships with local communities.

He says they have a number of outreach programmes.

Pikoli revealed his office had received 540 complaints in the last financial year, but only 60% were finalised.

MPLs seemed unfazed by this, saying that they will keep a close eye on the office during this financial year.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)