JOHANNESBURG - National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole has conceded that policing in Alexandra needs a lot of improvement.
He was making submissions at the Alex inquiry.
Sitole said the SAPS treats land invasion as a criminal act.
He said police work with municipalities to implement bylaws.
Set up in partnership with the Public Protector's Office, the inquiry is aimed at understanding the socio-economic conditions of people living in Alexandra.
It comes after service delivery protests in the area earlier this year.
It says the eviction company's contract with government should be reviewed.
The EFF's Gauteng chairperson Mandisa Mashego told the inquiry the demolition was illegal and inhumane.
The party stated they have a database compiled with the community of the structures demolished and deny that the homes were unoccupied.