Phiyega suspended

2015-10-14 15:57
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Johannesburg - National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has been suspended pending inquiry into her fitness to hold office, the presidency announced on Wednesday.

"In terms of section 8(3)(a) of the South African Police Service Act, 1995, the president has suspended General Phiyega as National Commissioner of the South African Police Service with immediate effect and on full pay," the Presidency said in a statement.

President Jacob Zuma announced last month that a board of inquiry, chaired by Judge Cornelis Johannes Claasen, was appointed to look into allegations of misconduct against Phiyega.

The president asked her to provide reasons why he should not suspend her pending the inquiry.

Phiyega then requested more time to respond and Zuma gave her until September 28. She met that deadline.

Read more on:    police  |  riah phiyega  |  jacob zuma  |  johannesburg

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