phiyegaANA reports that the Claassen board of inquiry probing the fitness for office of national police commissioner Riah Phiyega heard on Thursday that she must be must be removed from office.  

Advocate Ismail Jamie SC, for the inquiry's evidence leaders, submitted that “it has been established that the national commissioner has acted in breach of the Constitution and the law.  Accordingly, she is guilty of misconduct, is unfit for office and is unable to carry out her duties in accordance with the law.”  Jamie also questioned Phiyega's stance of opting not to give evidence at the inquiry regarding the August 2012 Marikana incidents which left more than 44 people dead.  Phiyega is facing questions over her role as national police chief in the Marikana unrest.


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