Ipid to probe Phiyega

By Drum Digital
29 October 2013

National police commisioner Riah Phiyaga will be investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).

"A docket of defeating the ends of justice was referred to the Ipid's Western Cape provincial office after it was registered at the Bishop Lavis police station," Ipid said in a statement.

"An investigator has been appointed and given an instruction to fast-track the investigation. The investigator will contact all the relevant role players in due course."

The allegations surround claims that Phiyega tipped off Western Cape police commissioner Lt-Gen Arno Lamoer about investigations against him.

Phiyega welcomed the probe, said her spokesman Lt-Gen Solomon Makgale.

"The national commissioner still maintain[s] that she committed no crime," he said.

"General Phiyega would like to reassure members of the SA Police Service, as well as the people of South Africa, that she remains focused on her efforts to fight crime and ensure that all police units and officials conduct their tasks with the utmost integrity," he said.

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