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Phiyega's legal team lays blame on North West police commissioner

3 June 2016 3:44 PM

Phiyega's legal team has argued she's not allowed to override the provincial commissioner unless so ordered by the president.

Suspended National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega’s legal team has argued that former North West Police Commissioner, Zukiswa Mbombo, called for police in Marikana to move to a tactical phase.

EWN reporter, Gia Nicolaides, says the legal team also argued that Phiyega is not liable because the public order policing unit was under Mbombo.

Her legal team has argued that in terms of the law, she is not supposed to overstep her duty and take over the situation, it's up to the provincial commissioner. And that the only time she would be able to do that is when she get the order from the president.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

The Claassen Board of Inquiry was appointed by President Jacob Zuma to look into whether Phiyega is fit to hold office, following her conduct during the Marikana massacre in 2012.

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3 June 2016 3:44 PM