Zuma attending to Phiyega's response on fitness to hold office

2015-08-11 18:50
National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega (Naledi Shange, News24)

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega (Naledi Shange, News24)

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Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is dealing with the national police commissioner's submissions on why she should keep her job.

"The response of the national police commissioner to the recommendations of the commission about her fitness to hold office is receiving attention," he told reporters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

"I am also in discussion with the ministers whose portfolios are affected by the Marikana report, such as police, labour, mineral resources, as well as justice and correctional services."

Zuma was briefing media on progress made since his State of the Nation address in February.

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry recommended in its report, released on June 25, that Riah Phiyega face an inquiry into her fitness to hold office.

The commissioner had until July 31 to explain to Zuma why she should keep her job.

There have been calls for Zuma to fire Phiyega following the release of the Marikana report.

Zuma said feedback on progress made in implementing the commission's recommendations would be provided in due course.

"All interventions are aimed at ensuring that such an incident never occurs again in our country," he said.

Read more on:    riah phiyega  |  jacob zuma  |  marikana inquiry

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