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Phiyega inquiry to scrutinise Farlam Commission evidence

3 May 2016 12:22 PM

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

A board of inquiry into suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office is underway.

The inquiry comes after the Farlam Commission implicated Phiyega in the mass shooting in Marikana.

The inquiry will assess the Farlam Commission findings, and a panel of evidence leaders have proposed that the board be allowed to call new witnesses.

EWN's Gia Nicolaides says that the purpose of the inquiry is to determine Phiyega fitness to hold office, in light of the allegations of misconduct in the 2012 massacre.

It all comes down to her involvement and her decision-making in Marikana.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

During the Farlam Commission, Phiyega had denied ordering the tactical response and use of ammunition against the miners.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


3 May 2016 12:22 PM

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