Phiyega inquiry to start in May

2016-01-28 15:43

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Johannesburg - The inquiry into national police commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office will start in May and run for about two months, the Claasen board of inquiry announced on Thursday.

The hearing, chaired by Judge Cornelis Johannes Claasen, would start on May 3 and run until June 10 and would be held at the Law Reform Commission offices in Centurion.

The inquiry would sit from Monday to Friday.

The board said it had completed its preparations for the hearing.

President Jacob Zuma suspended Phiyega on October 14 over allegations of misconduct.

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.

In September last year, Zuma announced that a board of inquiry was appointed to look into allegations of misconduct against Phiyega.

The Farlam Commission's final report was handed to Zuma on March 31, who then released it to the public on June 25.

According to the Claasen inquiry the State Attorney in Johannesburg will represent the Presidency in the commission. Advocates Ismail Jamie SC and Thabani Masuku would lead evidence.

It said third parties wishing to present evidence or make representations could submit these to the evidence leaders on evidenceleaders@classenenquiry.co.za.

Advocates William Mokhari SC and Mahlape Sello would represent Phiyega. Those wanting to make representations to the commissioner's legal could send these to claaseninquiry@werksmans.com.

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