Riah phiyega

NPA must prosecute 2012 Marikana deaths, Amnesty says

Amnesty International urged South African authorities to move forward with prosecutions over the killing by police of 34 people in a single day at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum operations five years ago. “The tragedy of the Marikana killings is compounded by the shocking fact that no one responsible for the bloodshed[…]

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Parly to seek legal advice in Phiyega’s challenge

The Chairperson of Parliament’s Police Portfolio Committee, Francois Beukma, says they will seek legal advice this week following suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s decision to challenge the findings of the Claasen report. According to the report, Phiyega is unfit to hold office. She was suspended in 2015. The move[…]

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Cops who defended Phiyega to appeal labour court ruling

The suspended duo Lieutenant General Nobubele Mbekela and Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale are challenging the Labour Court ruling that declared their suspensions lawful. The two were suspended after they publicly defended Riah Phiyega, who has also been placed on suspension pending an inquiry into her fitness to hold office. Makgale,[…]

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Criminal charges laid against Phiyega

A case of defeating the ends of justice has been registered against suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega. National police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed the case had been registered, but would not be drawn on the details. “We can confirm a case was registered, but are unable to provide[…]

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Phiyega takes fight to Baleka Mbete

Suspended police chief General Riah Phiyega has given Parliament and Speaker Baleka Mbete an ultimatum to rescind a committee report criticising her leadership and her board of commissioners, or face legal action. This is the latest salvo from Phiyega, who has been fighting to keep her job. In a series[…]

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Phiyega rejects damning reports

Suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega has rejected the findings of two damning reports against her. The reports were released by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko through a “faceless ministerial reference group”, Phiyega said in a statement on Thursday evening. She said the processes followed[…]

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MPs want inquiry over Phiyega support

Parliament’s police committee wants a board of inquiry to be established to look into the actions of provincial and divisional commissioners, who openly declared their support for suspended head Riah Phiyega. Discussing the final draft of the report into the committee’s section 201 investigation into the matter, Members of Parliament[…]

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Timeline of events that tainted Phiyega’s image

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega was suspended on Wednesday after little more than three years in the job. But things have gone from bad to worse for the commissioner since the shooting in Marikana when police opened fire on 44 people in strike-related unrest at Lonmin’s platinum mine. Phiyega was[…]

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Riah Phiyega suspended

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega will remain on suspension with full pay until the board of inquiry into her fitness to hold office has completed its work, the Presidency said on Wednesday. The Farlam Commission, headed by retired Judge Ian Farlam, investigating the deaths of 44 people killed during strike-related[…]

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