The affordable education loan option
Johannesburg - The Constitutional Court will hand down judgment on Tuesday on an application opposing a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
The application was for leave to appeal against a high court ruling dismissing an attempt by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to interdict the commission pending a review.
Western Cape premier Helen Zille set up the inquiry in August last year to investigate alleged police inefficiency in the area.
Mthethwa opposed the inquiry in the Western Cape High Court. His application for interim relief was dismissed in January. Mthethwa then approached the Constitutional Court.
It was argued in the Constitutional Court that the inquiry's terms of reference were vague and Zille was not entitled to appoint a commission of inquiry with coercive powers over the SA Police Service.
Zille argued that she previously sought Mthethwa's views on the inquiry. However there was no meaningful input or objection, she said.