Board of Inquiry to probe Phiyega allegations

Board of Inquiry to probe Phiyega allegations

President Jacob Zuma has announced the establishment of a Board of Inquiry into allegations of misconduct by National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega and her fitness to hold office.


The Board of Inquiry will be headed by Judge Cornelis Claasen, who will be supported by advocates Bernard Khuzwayo and Anusha Rawjee.

The probe follows the recommendations by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana shooting.

Presidency Spokesperson, Bongani Majola says the Board has five key terms of reference to guide its investigation.

"The President has furnished the National Commissioner with the terms of reference of the Board of Inquiry, following her request for further clarity with regards to the inquiry.

"The President has also in addition accorded General Phiyega another opportunity to make a representation by the 28th of this month as to why she should not be suspended, pending the final determination of her fitness to hold office," he said.

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry, chaired by retired judge, Ian Farlam, found that the actions of members of the SAPS led to the deaths of 34 striking miners at the Lonmin platinum mine on the 16th of August in 2012.

It investigated the the deaths of 44 people during unrest at the Rustenburg mine.

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