Zuma to institute inquiry into Phiyega's fitness to hold office

2015-08-21 18:59
Riah Phiyega (Picture: Beeld)

Riah Phiyega (Picture: Beeld)

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Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is to institute an inquiry into allegations of misconduct and/or whether national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega is fit to hold office.

In a statement by the Presidency on Friday, it said Zuma had written to Phiyega informing her of his intention.

"President Jacob Zuma has written to the National Police Commissioner, General Victoria Phiyega, informing her of his intention to institute an inquiry into the allegations of misconduct and/or lack of fitness for the office that she occupies and /or her ability to execute her duties efficiently with regard thereto, or any other conduct which may have a bearing on her position as Head of the Police Service, in terms of Section 9(1) to (2) read with Section 8(1) to(8) of the South African Police Act 68 of 1995, as amended(the ”Act”)," said the statement.

It went on to say that Zuma had also afforded Phiyega the opportunity to make written representations to him as to why she should not be suspended pending the outcome of the enquiry. 

"The President received and considered the report of Judge Farlam pertaining to the Marikana Commission of Inquiry and has also received the comments of General Phiyega on the recommendations and findings contained therein."

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

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

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