The Report of the Commission of Inquiry
into Allegations of Police Inefficiency and
a Breakdown in Relations between SAPS
and the Community in Khayelitsha
Click here to view the Final Report August 2014
All the documents that formed part of the Commission’s deliberations are now on the website under the ‘Bundles’ menu.
From left to right: Lingelethu West, Harare, Khayelitsha Police Stations
The independent Commission of Inquiry was established by the Premier of the Western Cape by Proclamation on 24 August 2012.
The Commission was mandated to investigate complaints received by the Premier relating to allegations of inefficiency of the South African Police Service (SAPS) stationed at three police stations in Khayelitsha, as well as other units of SAPS operating in Khayelitsha. It was also mandated to investigate a breakdown in relations between the Khayelitsha community and members of the SAPS stationed at the three police stations in Khayelitsha and other policing units operating in the area.
The Commission was to investigate the allegations, and investigate the reasons for, and causes of, the inefficiency and breakdown in relations, if they were found to exist.
The Commission was obliged to compile a written report containing the findings of the Commission pertaining to the investigation, as well as recommendations as to how any inefficiency in the delivery of police services, or a breakdown in relations between the community of Khayelitsha and the South African Police Service, where they are found to exist, may be alleviated or remedied.
Recommendations were to include appropriate recommendations to the Province to consider when it makes recommendations to the Minister of Police, in terms of section 206(5)(b) of the Constitution.
The Commission completed its work and handed over its final report and recommendations to the Premier of the Western Cape on 25 August 2014.