Rebecca Davis SOUTH AFRICA 2 OCTOBER 2013 02:12
On Tuesday, the Constitutional Court issued a conclusive smackdown to police attempts to halt a commission of inquiry into Khayelitsha policing. It’s a vindication of the autonomous powers vested in the Western Cape Premier, and it’s good news for the civil society organisations who have been lobbying for this commission for several years. It’s to be hoped that the people of Khayelitsha will emerge the real victors, if the commission results in a better standard of policing. But as seems often the case these days, the immediate winners are lawyers - all paid for out of the public purse. By REBECCA DAVIS.
- Understanding the two Commissions of Inquiry into the police, onGroundUp
- Constitutional Court Judgment in matter of Khayelitsha CoI