In terms of Proclamation 7277 of 13 June 2014, the Premier of the Western Cape has granted an extension of time until 8 August 2014 for the Commission to submit its final report to her.
The Commission of Inquiry heard final legal argument on 29 May 2014 on behalf of the parties to the Commission. The final submissions can be found here.
From right to left: Justice Catherine O’Regan (Chairperson), Khangelani Rawuza (Administrator), Adv Vusi Pikoli (Commissioner), Adv Nazreen Bawa (Evidence Leader), Adv Thembalihle Sidaki (Evidence Leader), Amanda Dissel (Commission Secretary)
The independent Commission of Inquiry was established by the Premier of the Western Cape by Proclamation on 24 August 2012.
The Commission is 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 must also 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 must investigate the allegations, and investigate the reasons for, and causes of, the inefficiency and breakdown in relations, if they are found to exist.
The Commission must 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 must 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.