Presidency denies receiving Claassen report on Phiyega unfit to hold office

The Presidency has released a statement saying it has not received the report from Claassen Board of Inquiry about the findings on whether suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is unfit to hold office.

President Jacob Zuma appointed the commission last year in September to investigate Phiyega's conduct during the 2012 Marikana massacre.

The City Press has reported that the report has found that Phiyega is unfit to hold office and recommends that she be fired.

Phiyega's legal team also say they have not received the report, and will approach the Claassen Board of Inquiry for clarity on the matter.

Listen to EWN reporter Gia Nicolaides for more information on the story...

If The City Press report is correct, Phiyega will be the third national police commissioner not to finish the term in office, and found guilty of misconduct.

Senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, Johan Burger, says findings of misconduct against top cops reflect badly on the police and will have a negative effect on public's confidence in police.

One of the weaknesses of our law, in terms of our Constitution and Police Service Act is that there is no (detailed) requirements for the national commissioner of police.

Johan Burger, senior researcher Institute for Security Studies

The only requirement in the Constitution is that the President must appoint a man or woman.

Johan Burger, senior researcher Institute for Security Studies

Listen to the audio to hear about other countries law on police service...


This article first appeared on 702 : Presidency denies receiving Claassen report on Phiyega unfit to hold office


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Dali Mpofu calls ANC a strong brand that is dead

Dali Mpofu calls ANC a strong brand that is dead

Friday Stand In Chris Vick talks South African politics from elections to Marikana and a host of issues with Advocate Dali Mpofu.

Did media fail in its coverage of the Marikana massacre?

Did media fail in its coverage of the Marikana massacre?

Professor Ylva Rodny-Gumede looks at the manner in which the media covered the Marikana massacre and its aftermath.

Lonmin's CEO (and others) discusses the Marikana massacre, 4 years on

Lonmin's CEO (and others) discusses the Marikana massacre, 4 years on

Bruce Whitfield interviews Lonmin CEO Ben Magara, EWN’s Gia Niccolaides and researcher David van Wyk.

Marikana massacre 4 years on and no justice, no reparations

Marikana massacre 4 years on and no justice, no reparations

16 August 2014 was a moment of shame for all South Africans says lawyer of Marikana families, and nothing has been done about it.

Popcru welcomes police ministry's transformation task team

Popcru welcomes police ministry's transformation task team

The police ministry has given itself until 2019 to transform Saps and address the working conditions and defects within policing.

Police watch from afar as miners pay tribute to victims of Marikana

Police watch from afar as miners pay tribute to victims of Marikana

There’s a hive of activity in Marikana as miners and community members remember those who died fighting for a living wage.

Four years later and still no compensation for injured Marikana miners

Four years later and still no compensation for injured Marikana miners

Little has improved to expedite the matter between the state and 200 miners who were injured at the 2012 Marikana massacre.

We demand R12 500! – Joseph Mathunjwa (Amcu)

We demand R12 500! – Joseph Mathunjwa (Amcu)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Amcu's President after it again tabled a demand for a R12 500 basic salary.

First witness at Riah Phiyega inquiry testifies about Marikana shooting orders

First witness at Riah Phiyega inquiry testifies about Marikana shooting orders

Judge Neels Claassen has welcomed new witnesses to provide evidence in the inquiry into Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office.

Phiyega inquiry to scrutinise Farlam Commission evidence

Phiyega inquiry to scrutinise Farlam Commission evidence

Riah Phiyega was suspended by President Jacob Zuma last year after reports of misconduct during the Marikana shooting.

Phiyega, Jiba appointments raise questions - Corruption Watch

Phiyega, Jiba appointments raise questions - Corruption Watch

Stephen Grootes speaks to Corruption Watch's David Lewis regarding what reports about Riah Phiyega and Nomgcobo Jiba say about SA's criminal justice system.

 Police union urges President Zuma to broaden Phiyega inquiry

Police union urges President Zuma to broaden Phiyega inquiry

The South African Police Union has called for the expansion of the terms of reference in inquiry into her fitness to hold office.

'Lack of stability at leadership level of Saps concerning'

'Lack of stability at leadership level of Saps concerning'

Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is the third commissioner in a row to not complete the full five-year term.

Popular articles
Land expropriation can succeed if no productive land is taken – Land Bank

Land expropriation can succeed if no productive land is taken – Land Bank

The process must also be corruption free, the bank said. Bruce Whitfield interviews Land Bank CEO TP Nchocho.

ConCourt to rule on law that governs the right to protest

ConCourt to rule on law that governs the right to protest

Civil rights groups claim that the Regulation of Gatherings Act limits and criminalises peaceful protest through intimidation.

[LISTEN] 'Its high time churches moved forward on same-sex couples'

[LISTEN] 'Its high time churches moved forward on same-sex couples'

Reverend Laurie Gaum Dominee at the Dutch Reformed Church says churches should embrace the diversity of people's sexuality.

[LISTEN] Fears that new deal with Cape Town brewery may monopolise SA craft beer

[LISTEN] Fears that new deal with Cape Town brewery may monopolise SA craft beer

A Cape Town-based brewing company and The Tap Room have signed a deal to buy around 700 installed draught taps around SA.

Questions raised over qualifications of Tshwane EMS Head

Questions raised over qualifications of Tshwane EMS Head

SAMWU members allege that EMS head Previn Govender misrepresented his credentials.

Each year rich countries waste as much food as sub-Saharan Africa produces

Each year rich countries waste as much food as sub-Saharan Africa produces

We waste a third of all food produced. If we avoid 25% of that wastage, it could feed 870 million hungry mouths.

As a matter of fact: Has the murder rate for women in SA spiked by 117%?

As a matter of fact: Has the murder rate for women in SA spiked by 117%?

The claim of a 117% rise in the killing of women in South Africa since 2015 was revealed during an Al Jazeera news programme.

Man who admitted to killing 13-year-old CPT schoolgirl handed life sentence

Man who admitted to killing 13-year-old CPT schoolgirl handed life sentence

Andrew Plaatjies was handed two concurrent life sentences after admitting to the murder and attempted rape of the teenage girl.

[LISTEN] 'State institutions were sacrificed to protect individuals within ANC'

[LISTEN] 'State institutions were sacrificed to protect individuals within ANC'

The amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism's Sam Sole explains how we got where we are with State Capture.

[LISTEN] Family of four to pay almost R3 000 for food 'staples' in 2019

[LISTEN] Family of four to pay almost R3 000 for food 'staples' in 2019

BFAP food price specialist Marlene Louw explains the 2018-2027 baseline data on food prices.