Phiyega: I regret nothing

2015-11-13 12:45
Riah Phiyega. (Netwerk24)

Riah Phiyega. (Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - Suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says she has no regrets.

"I understood precisely the requirements of me in terms of doing the work," she told eNCA in an interview.

"I regret no inch."

Phiyega, who in a statement on Thursday evening rejected the findings of two damning reports against her, says she believes she has done good work at the SA Police Service.

- Read more: Phiyega rejects damning reports

"I want to say over time, a very serious, negative media campaign has been run [about] myself and other leaders of the police.

"The good work that has been done by the police have very little space," Phiyega told the broadcaster.

On Wednesday a ministerial reference group dealing with a host of concerns facing the police service laid the blame for most of the challenges in the department solely at Phiyega's door.

She has been accused of perjury, fraud, misconduct and wasteful expenditure by the reference group, which was formed in September last year to look at some of the issues facing the police.

From demotions and wasteful expenditure to individual grievances, Nhleko on Wednesday told Parliament that the reference group had found that Phiyega had committed criminal and procedural offences in her role as national commissioner.

Read more on:    police  |  riah phiyega  |  nathi nhleko

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