JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF PREMIER HELEN ZILLE THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE COMMISSIONER
KHAYELITSHA COMMISSION OF INQUIRY: JOINT TASK TEAM TO BE ESTABLISHED
24 August 2015
In an effort to discuss the Khayelitsha Commission of Enquiry’s recommendations and issues relating to implementation, Premier Helen Zille met with the South African Police Service management earlier today.
The Western Cape Government and the SAPS undertook to establish a joint task team which will work through the Commission’s report and recommendations, with the view to implementation. The team will comprise five representatives each, from the Western Cape Government and the SAPS, and is set to have its first meeting in the next 14 days.
It will begin by drafting clear terms of reference and engaging on the concerns from both sides, relating to the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations.
The establishment of this team has been necessitated by the urgent need to specify the way forward in the implementation of Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations. The task team will report directly to the Premier and National Commissioner on a regular basis.
Both the Western Cape Government and the SAPS have made it clear that the Commission’s recommendations are taken seriously and remain a priority.
We hope that through the task team, critical matters are ironed out speedily, and will lead to implementation without any further delays.
Statement issued by Michael Mpofu, Spokesperson for Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and Brigadier Novela Potelwa, Western Cape SAPS Spokesperson, August 24 2015