President Zuma must now appoint a competent person as Police Commissioner

Dr Pieter Groenewald

President Jacob Zuma has at last taken the correct decision to suspend Riah Phiyega as Police Commissioner pending an inquiry into her fitness to hold office and the FF Plus welcomes this decision, Dr. Pieter Groenewald, the FF Plus’ chief spokesperson in Police said.

Dr. Groenewald said president Jacob Zuma is also complicit in the fiasco surrounding Phiyega as he appointed her for political reasons rather than appointing a competent Commissioner of Police based on merit.

“In anticipation of the findings of the commission of inquiry, which the FF Plus foresees will declare her unfit to act as Commissioner, the FF Plus insists that president Zuma now appoints a competent and experienced person from the ranks of the Police itself,” Dr. Groenewald said.


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