Phiyega to fight for job – report

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National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has reportedly vowed to fight to keep her post ahead of the inquiry into her fitness to hold office.

The inquiry was announced by President Jacob Zuma this week when he released the Farlam Commission of Inquiry’s findings into the deaths of 34 miners in Marikana in 2012.

The commission found that the police’s tactical strategy on the day was defective and recommended an inquiry into Phiyega and North West police commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo.

On Friday, Phiyega’s office sent a statement saying that she acknowledged the findings and will follow Zuma’s lead into an investigation against her.

But now the City Press says Phiyega has declared a fight to keep her post.

The paper says it has spoken to two highly placed sources, who say Phiyega has taken retired judge Ian Farlam’s report extremely hard, and feels hurt and down about its findings and recommendations.

Following the massacre there were calls for Phiyega and Mbombo to be investigated and even prosecuted as they were in charge of the force at that time and called for action to be taken on that day.