Monday, September 07, 2015

DA says this is the right time for President to fire Phiyega

Loyiso Langeni
07 September 2015

The Democratic Alliance has once again called on President Jacob Zuma to suspend National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

President Zuma wrote to Phiyega, informing her of his intention to institute an inquiry into the allegations of misconduct and or lack of fitness for the office.

Last week Phiyega told President Zuma she needs more time to respond to his letter warning her of a possible suspension.

DA MP Dianer Kohler Barnard said she is playing games with the President and the Country and this is not a new ploy.

“The DA does not take any pleasure in Ms Phiyega’s long list of failings because it is ultimately means that ordinary South Africans of one have to live in fear while violent crime, under her watch, has risen in the last three years and sees approximately 47 people murdered each day.

Her failure to arrest these problems, together with her role in the Marikana Massacre, are reason enough for her to be fired without delay,” Barnard added.

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