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SAPS spokesperson defends top cop Riah Phiyega

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega yesterday criticised the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, which blamed her office for the deaths of 34 miners in the 2012 Marikana shootings.

Phiyega said police management did not have murderous intentions on the day of the shootings.

The findings of the inquiry has therefore put pressure on President Jacob Zuma to question the commissioners fitness for office.

Stephen Grootes speaks to SAPS national spokesperson Solomon Mokgaleon the Institute for Security Studies' Johan Burger's statement that Phiyega did not fully understand the findings of the commission.

The national police commissioner has until Friday to convince President Jacob Zuma that she should keep her job.


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