Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer has apologised to residents at the Khayelitsha commission for the lack of crime-fighting by the SAPS.
As the inquiry’s first round of public hearings draw to a close, the testimonies of high-ranking SAPS members reveal prejudices on many levels.
A damning report into policing in Khayelitsha was downplayed by one of its authors at the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry.
Former Harare police station commander Gert Nel says mob killings in the precinct were mostly sporadic and "spur of the moment incidents".
A senior officer has told the Khayelitsha commission there is a serious shortage of uniformed officers and detectives in the area.
Activist Zackie Achmat says a public pledge by the police would go a long way to mending their relationship with the Khayelitsha community.
A resident has told the commission the SAPS seemingly has no crime-fighting strategy and says parents and school security must deal with youth gangs.
Zwelinzima Vavi says his family will submit affidavits to the commission after alleged police blunders in handling the murder of a relative.
Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi wants to testify at the Khayelitsha commission following a relative’s murder in the area.
Gansterism, drug use and a "mini museum" for weapons. These are some of the challenges facing the principal of Chris Hani High School in Khayelitsha.
A lesbian rape survivor and community activist has told the Khayelitsha probe into policing how insensitive officers added to her ordeal.
The first witnesses have been called at the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry, one of which has called for an increase in police visibility.
The Khayelitsha commission of inquiry has continued its in loco inspections, with walks to several crime hotspots in the community.
The Khayelitsha commission of inquiry into policing has begun with an in loco inspection of the police station.
The commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha kicks off this week with a preliminary sitting before the public hearings begin in January.
Police have rearrested human rights activist Angy Peter, who is hailed as the face of the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry into policing.
Judgment has been reserved in the Khayelitsha inquiry matter as judges mull over whether the commission should be given the power to subpoena police.
Police tried to arrest human rights activist Angy Peter at her shack twice last weekend, this time on new charges of alleged kidnapping.
An application to order the police minister and three others to produce documents in the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry court matter was postponed.
A high court has dismissed an application by the police minister for an interdict against a commission of inquiry into Khayelitsha’s policing.
Angy Peter, one of the main witnesses at the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry into policing, says police are trying to intimidate her.
Despite Nathi Mthethwa’s efforts to stop the commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha, township residents refuse to be silenced.