Acting national police commissioner announced

2015-10-14 17:26
(EWN via Twitter)

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Cape Town – Lieutenant General Johannes Khomotso Phahlane will be standing in for national police commissioner Riah Phiyega while her fitness to hold office is investigated.

Phahlane was announced as the acting national commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) minutes after President Jacob Zuma announced Phiyega’s suspension.

Phahlane is currently the divisional commissioner for forensic services at the SAPS.

Phiyega will remain on suspension with full pay until the board of inquiry into her fitness to hold office has completed its work.

The Farlam Commission, headed by retired Judge Ian Farlam, investigating the deaths of 44 people killed during strike-related unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana, Rustenburg, in August 2012, recommended that Phiyega face an inquiry into her fitness to hold office.

At the time of the announcement, Phiyega was in the middle of a committee meeting with Parliament’s committee of police, detailing all the achievements and challenges of the SAPS in this financial year.

On getting word of the official announcement, Phiyega quickly left the meeting, which was then taken over by General Khehla John Sithole.

Read more on:    police  |  riah phiyega  |  cape town  |  parliament 2015

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