Towards a Safer Khayelitsha

The Report of the Commission of Inquiry
into Allegations of Police Inefficiency and
a Breakdown in Relations between SAPS
and the Community in Khayelitsha
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All the documents that formed part of the Commission’s deliberations are now on the website under the ‘Bundles’ menu.

Inspection in Loco Conducted on 21 and 22 January 2014

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Witnesses appearing in Phase One

Witnesses before the Commission: 23 January to 21 February 2014

Thursday 23 January 2014

1. Mr Bhekithemba Simelane, Statement No 8
2. Mr Derrick Mtsolo, No. 33 [Bundle 1: 1a]

Friday 24 January 2014

3. Ms Nomakhuma Bontshi, (PB) 66a [Bundle 1: 1a]
4. Mr Mbulelo Nteza, (MN), 66b [Bundle 1: 1a]
5. Ms Nandipha Ntsholo, (NN), 66 [Bundle 1: 1a]
6. Mr Mzoxolo Tame (MT), 64 [Bundle 1: 1a]
7. Ms Josette Cole

8. Ms Phumeza Mlungwana, Statement No 30 (plus annexures) (Bundle 1: 5 File E) [Part heard)

Monday 27 January

9. Nomamerika Simelela (NS), Statement No 2 (Bundle 2 :4)
10. Mayedwa Simelela (MS), Statement No 1 (Bundle 2 :4)
11. Zolani Magadla (ZM), Statement No 3 (Bundle 2 :4)
12. Prof Charles Simkins, Statement No 2 (Bundle 4:1(expert reports))
13. Professor Jeremy Seekings

Tuesday 28 January

14. Funeka Soldaat (FS), Statement No 84 (Bundle 2:1.1)
15. Madoda Mahlutshana (MM),  Statement No.7, (Bundle 1:1a)
16. Xolela Mjonondwana (XM), Statement No 31, (Bundle 1:1a)
17. Malwande Msongelwa (MM), Statement No 18 (Bundle 2.5)
18. Nontembeko Nduna (NN), Statement No 22 (Bundle 2(5))

Wednesday 29 January

19. Dr Genine Josias, Statement No 53, (Bundle 1:1a)

Thursday 30 January

20. Yoliswa Dwane , Statement No 38 Bundle 1:5 (File E))
21. Dr Debbie Kaminer, Statement No 3 (Bundle 4:1(Expert Reports))
22. Dr David Harrison, Statement No 1 (Bundle 4:1 (Expert Reports)
23. Vuyiswa Mpekweni, VSM, Statement No 47 (Bundle 1:1a)
24. Beauty Thosholo, BT , Statement No 49 (Bundle 1:1a) and 49a
25. Nomfanekiso Ntsilane (NN), Statement No 54 (Bundle 1:1a

Friday 31 January 2014

Cross examination of Phumeza Mlungwana, Statement No 30 (plus annexures) (Bundle 1: 5 File E)
26. Patrick Burton, CJCP, Report No. 7 (Bundle 6(1)), and Reports 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 (Bundle 7(1)

27. Sonja Basson (SB), Statement No 5 (Bundle 1:1a)
28. Nokuzola  Ncaphancapha (NN), Statement No 55 (Bundle 1:1a)
29. Pule Hendricks (PH), Statement No 1.(Bundle 7(6)

Monday 3 February

30. Kevin Richard Jones, [Bundle 4(1), Specialists affidavit No 5]
31. Ms Vonita Thomson COI, [Specialist Affidavits, Item 3, Bundle 2(1.2)]
32. Dr Shabbir Wadee, [COI, Specialist Affidavits, Item 7: Bundle 4(1)]
33. Ms Jean Redpath, [COI, Expert Affidavit 10, Bundle 7(1); 10a and 10b of Bundle 8(1.2)]

34. Patrick Njozela, Statement No 6 (Bundle 4:1 (specialist statements)) (part heard)

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Patrick Njozela, Statement No 6 (Bundle 4:1 (specialist statements)) (cross examination)

35. Ms Vicki Igglesden, [Expert Report 6, Bundle 6(1)]
36. Mr Chumile Sali, [Specialist Affidavit 11, Bundle 7(1)]
37. Mr Hanif Loonat, [Specialist Affidavit 2, Bundle 2(1.2)]

38. Mr Faisal Abrahms [Specialist Affidavit 1, Bundle 2 (1.2)]

Wednesday 5 February 2014

39. Mr Thabo Leholo, [IPID Documents, File 11, Item 4, Bundle 7(8)]
40. Dr Gilbert Lawrence, [DOCS documents, File 13, Location: Bundle 2(3)] (part heard)

Thursday 6 February 2014

Dr Gilbert Lawrence, [DOCS documents, File 13, Location: Bundle 2(3)] (continued)

41. Ms Rochelle Harmse, (Report 13, Bundle 8(1.3))
42. Mr Richard Bosman, [City of Cape Town Documents, File 8, Item 1, Bundle 4(2)]

Friday 7 February 2014

43. Sifiso Zitwana (SZ) (72) LRC File H, Redacted Community affidavits, Item 72, Bundle 2(5)]
44. Thembani Gqeku TG  (No. 5 (Bundle 2(5))
45.a Welcome Makele (WPM) LRC File H, Redacted Community affidavits, Item 66, Bundle 2(5)
45.b WPM [(No 9) Bundle 2(5))
46. Prof Lillian Artz {LRC File E, Organisational statements, Item 40, Bundle 1(5)]

Monday 10 February 2014

47. Mr Glenn Schooling [Report 1, Bundle 9(1.1)]

48. Mr Zackie Achmat, [Statement 45. Bundle 8(3)]

Tuesday 11 February 2014

49. Mr Joel Bregman [Statement 2, File D,  Bundle 1(5);  Statement 41, File F,  Bundle 2(5); Statement 41A, Bundle 9(2)]

50. Ms Lisa Vetten, [Statement 5 (Bundle 7(7), and Statement 5a (Bundle 8(6))]

51. Mr Kevin Cole, (Statement No 2, File 8, Bundle 8(5)), sitting with Mr Moller
52. Mr Phumzile Papu, (Report 10, Bundle 7(1(G) Specialist Statements), sitting with Mr Dexter Timm (report No 14, Bundle 9(1.3) Specialist Statements).

53. Dr Kelly Gillespie (Report No 8, Bundle 6(1) Expert Reports)

Wednesday 12 February 2014

54. Mr Bonisile Busakwe (Statement 90, Bundle 9(1.2))
55. Mr Chris Giles, (Statement No 44. Bundle 8(3))
56. Mr Sipho Jafta (Statement 91, Bundle 9 (1.2))
57. Ms Nontutuzelo Thersia Mtwana, {Statement 43, Bundle 8(3)](part heard)

Thursday 13 February

58. Colonel Reitz, Station Commissioner, Lingelethu West , (Statement 1, File 1 (SAPS Statements, Bundle 5(4))(part heard)

Friday 14 February

Colonel Reitz, Station Commissioner, Lingelethu West , (Statement 1, File 1 (SAPS Statements, Bundle 5(4))(continued)

59. Colonel Swart, Head of Detectives, Lingelethu West  [Statement 22, Bundle 10(2.2)](part heard)

Monday 17 February 2014

Colonel Swart, Head of Detectives, Lingelethu West  [Statement 21, Bundle 10(2.2)](continued)

60. Brigadier Zithulele Moses Dladla, Site B Commander, Khayelitsha, (Statement 9, File 3 (SAPS Statements, Bundle 5(4))

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Brigadier Zithulele Moses Dladla, Site B Commander, Khayelitsha, (Statement 9, File 3 (SAPS Statements, Bundle 5(4)) (continued)

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Brigadier Zithulele Moses Dladla, Site B Commander, Khayelitsha, (Statement 9, File 3 (SAPS Statements, Bundle 5(4)) (continued)

61. Col Marais, SAPS, Head of Detectives, Khayelitsha Police Station

Thursday 20 February 2014

Ms Nontutuzelo Thersia Mtwana, (Statement 43, Bundle 8(3)](continued)

62. Captain Dhanabalan Pillay [Statement No 22, Bundle 10(2.2)]
63. Mr Bubele kaBeja ((Statement 17, File 8, Bundle 5(4)), sitting with Mr Ndithini Tyhido
64. Mr Bongani Siko, (Statement 19, File 8, Bundle 5(4))

Friday 21 February 2014

65. Mr Justin Du Toit, Mthenthe Research and Consultancy Services [Report No 11, Bundle 10(1.1)], sitting with Ms Kate Lefko-Everett
66. Col Andrew Tobias [Statement handed to Commission on 21 February 2014] (part heard)

Monday 17 March 2014

- Continuation of cross examination of Col Andrew Tobias [Statement handed to Commission on 21 February 2014, Statement 23 (SAPS statements, Bundle 11] (part heard)[Head of Detectives, Harare Police Station]
67. Colonel Gert Petrus Nel (former Station Commander of Harare)(Statement 24(SAPS statements, Bundle 11), sitting with Colonel Tshotleho Joseph Raboliba (current Station Commander of Harare Police Station) (statement 3, File 1, Bundle 5(4))

Tuesday 18 March 2014

-Continuation of cross examination of Col Gert Petrus Nel (former Station Commander of Harare)(Statement 24(SAPS statements, Bundle 11), sitting with Col Tshotleho Joseph Raboliba (current Station Commander of Harare Police Station) (statement 3, File 1, Bundle 5(4))
68. Brigadier Hermias van Zyl, Head of Inspections, Inspectorate, South African Police Service. (Statement No. 24, Bundle 11)
69. Brigadier Nkoshilo Hosiah Seimela, Crime Research and Statistics component, SAPS (Statement 12, File 5, Bundle 5(4))

Monday 24 March 2014

70. Colonel Alma Wiese, Cluster Detective Coordinator. (Statement 40, File 4, Bundle 5(4))
- Continuation Cross examination of Bongani Siko, Chairperson of the Khayelitsha Community Police Forum (Statement 19, File 8, Bundle 5(4))
71. Brigadier Aaron Mlenga, former station commissioner at Khayelitsha Police Station (Statement 27, Bundle 11 (3.1)), sitting with Major General Goss, former Cluster Commander at Khayelitsha.

Tuesday 25 March 2014

73. Brigadier Leon Rabie, Section Head, Performance Measurement, Organisational Development. SAPS Head Office. (Statement 13, File 6, Bundle 5(4))
74. Major General Burger, Deputy Provincial Commissioner of SAPS, Human Resource Management (Statement 4, File 2, Bundle 5(4))

Wednesday 26 March 2014

75. Major General Reneé Fick, Deputy Provincial Commissioner Physical Resource Management (Statement No 11, File 5, Bundle 5(4)).

76. Brigadier Hyram Heilbron, Provincial Head: Organisational Development and Strategic Management. (Statement 26, Bundle 11(3.1)).
77. Colonel Gideon Francois Vermeulen, Provincial Office, responsible for performance management (Statement 6, File 3, Bundle 5(4)).

Thursday 27 March 2014

78. Colonel Sonja Harri, Provincial Commander Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) (Statement No 8, File 3, Bundle 5(4)).
79. Major General Molo, from the Provincial Office, responsible for detectives in the Province (Statement No 20, File 9, Bundle 8(4.4)).

80. Mr Mhleli Mgxaji, Khayelitsha Cluster Chairperson (Statement No 16, File 8, Bundle 5(4)).

Friday 28 March 2014

81. Major General Peter Anthony Jacobs, Deputy Provincial Commissioner responsible for Crime Intelligence. Formerly responsible for Operations. (Statement 5, File 3, Bundle 5(4)).

Monday 31 March 2014

82. Major General Jeptha, Deputy Provincial Commissioner, Operations Officer. (File 3, Bundle 5(4)).

Tuesday 1st April 2014

83. Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer, Provincial Commissioner, SAPS Western Cape