Saturday, June 27, 2015

South Africa: Phiyega Must Face Inquiry - Farlam Commission
By Thomas Hartleb, News24

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega must face an inquiry into her fitness to hold office, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has said in its report.

"The commission has also recommended that there must be an inquiry into the fitness to hold office of the national police commissioner as well as the North West provincial commissioner," President Jacob Zuma read from a summary of the commission's report, which is over 600 pages long.

"I have written to the national commissioner to inform her of the recommendations pertaining to her," he said.

The relevant ministers would study the report and advise Zuma on how the recommendations were being implemented.

In concluding, he said South Africa should learn from the deaths of 44 people during a strike by Lonmin's miners in Marikana in August 2012, and use it to build a united and peaceful society.

"The Marikana incident was a horrendous tragedy that has no place in a democracy where all citizens have a right to protest and where workers have a right to go on strike peacefully and to negotiate working conditions with their employers peacefully."

The report would be published in the Government Gazette and on the presidency's and GCIS's website.

Source: News24

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