25 October 2013
The Democratic Alliance today said
National Police Commissioner’s alleged interference with an investigation must
be probed immediately.
Phiyega is accused of defeating the
ends of justice as well as a breach of national security.
She had reportedly been told that the
officer would be arrested, for allegedly taking bribes from a criminal.
DA MP of Police Dianne Kohler
Barnard said if Commissioner Phiyega is innocent then she would not oppose an
Kohler added that the national
police commissioner alerted a top cop that he was being investigated are a
great concern and it could mean she has defeated the ends of justice, given the
severity of these allegations it is essential that the Police Commissioner is
fully investigated in terms of the law.
“I have written to the Minister of
Police, Nathi Mthethwa, to find out from him exactly what steps are being taken
against the Police Commissioner.
Meanwhile the African Christian
Democratic Party said it welcomes the investigation against National Police
Commissioner Riah Phiyega,” Kohler said.
ACDP Spokesperson Keeno Petersen
said they are more concerned about rumours that the instruction to investigate
Phiyega came from suspended Acting Divisional Commissioner Chris Ngcobo who had
been placed on special leave because of inconsistency in his
Petersen said the allegations
against Police Commissioner also speaks to a power struggle in the ranks of the
South African Police Service and if these allegations are true and an attempt
by top ranking SAPS officials to break the very law happened then that is a
“This is a serious situation and it
cannot be allowed to continue. We welcome the investigations that are to be
conducted by the IPID and we also call for a speedily resolution into this
matter,” Petersen added.
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