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Police concourt application unopposed

FILE PICTURE: South African Police in action. Picture: Ayi Leshabane

FILE PICTURE: South African Police in action. Picture: Ayi Leshabane

The commission of inquiry into the efficiency of policing in Khayelitsha will not oppose an application questioning its legality, secretary Amanda Dissel said on Monday.

“The commission is not opposing the application in the Constitutional Court and will abide by whatever decision is handed down by the court,” she said.

“The commission has assisted the Constitutional Court by placing information before it regarding the subpoenas that were served by the commission on the police,” she said.

Western Cape premier Helen Zille established the inquiry last August to investigate alleged police inefficiency in the Cape Flats area.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa opposed the inquiry in the Western Cape High Court. His application for interim relief was dismissed in January.

Mthethwa decided to appeal the Western Cape High Court’s decision, which is to be heard in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday.

Dissel said the commission’s office in Khayelitsha remained open to members of the public who wanted to make statements regarding policing.

She said it also continued to gather information on policing activities in the area.

SAPA

 

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