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Top cop apologises for poor policing in Khayelitsha

Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer has apologised to residents at the Khayelitsha commission for the lack of crime-fighting by the SAPS.

Khayelitsha inquiry: Senior SAPS members betray prejudices

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.

Cops downplay ‘assumptions’ of Khayelitsha policing report

A damning report into policing in Khayelitsha was downplayed by one of its authors at the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry.

Cop testifies Khayelitsha mob killings were ‘sporadic’

Former Harare police station commander Gert Nel says mob killings in the precinct were mostly sporadic and "spur of the moment incidents".

Khayelitsha cop seeks more patrol officers

A senior officer has told the Khayelitsha commission there is a serious shortage of uniformed officers and detectives in the area.

Achmat calls for police apology at Khayelitsha commission

Activist Zackie Achmat says a public pledge by the police would go a long way to mending their relationship with the Khayelitsha community.

Police wish Khayelitsha residents ‘good luck’ with gangs

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.

Vavi tells of disappointment in Khayelitsha police

Zwelinzima Vavi says his family will submit affidavits to the commission after alleged police blunders in handling the murder of a relative.

Vavi hopes to testify at Khayelitsha commission

Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi wants to testify at the Khayelitsha commission following a relative's murder in the area.

Khayelitsha police inquiry: Principal tells of harrowing drug use, violence at school

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.

Khayelitsha police ‘incapable’ of helping LGBT residents

A lesbian rape survivor and community activist has told the Khayelitsha probe into policing how insensitive officers added to her ordeal.

Khayelitsha commission: Bishop pleads for visible policing

The first witnesses have been called at the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry, one of which has called for an increase in police visibility.

Khayelitsha commission shown ‘field of death’

The Khayelitsha commission of inquiry has continued its in loco inspections, with walks to several crime hotspots in the community.

Khayelitsha commission kicks off with inspections

The Khayelitsha commission of inquiry into policing has begun with an in loco inspection of the police station.

Khayelitsha policing inquiry ready to get going

The commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha kicks off this week with a preliminary sitting before the public hearings begin in January.

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