Time to fire ‘embarrassing’ Riah Phiyega, says DA

2014-09-29 00:00

THE Democratic Alliance said that the time had now come to “seriously consider discharging Riah Phiyega”.

Shadow police minister Dianne-Kohler Barnard said, “The DA welcomes a ministerial probe into the conduct of the national police commissioner, Riah Phiyega, but will further request that the terms of reference be expanded to include Phiyega’s entire record in office to determine whether or not she is indeed a fit and proper person to hold this crucial office.

“She is driving what can only be described as a taxpayer-funded witch-hunt against the head of the Hawks KZN, Major-General Johan Booysen. The attorney she hired cleared him of any and all accusations, and insisted he be allowed back to work.

“She is once again wasting taxpayers’ money taking this on review, and putting him on special leave. She has come out of that hearing extremely poorly.

“Instead of addressing these issues, she has embarrassed herself time and time again through a lack of policing knowledge and, as a result, has shown a lack of leadership. Unfortunately, Phiyega has become better known for what she says rather than what she does,” Kohler-Barnard said.

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