Phiyega mum about reasons why she shouldn't be suspended

2015-09-30 17:09
National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega. (Deaan Vivier/Foto24)

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Pretoria - National police commissioner General Riah Phiyega declined on Wednesday to talk about the reasons she gave to President Jacob Zuma on why she should not be suspended.

"Because the president is not here, I will not entertain [questions about it] ... I am going to skip that one," she told reporters at a briefing on promotions in the SA Police Service.

Last month the presidency announced Zuma intended instituting an inquiry into allegations of misconduct levelled against Phiyega. He also 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 Monday. She met that deadline.

The Farlam Commission, headed by retired judge Ian Farlam, investigated the deaths of 44 people killed during strike-related unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana, Rustenburg, in August 2012.

In its report released in June it recommended Phiyega face an inquiry into her fitness to hold office.

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