IFP Welcomes National Police Commissioner Investigation

30 October 2013    


The IFP welcomes the investigation by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) into allegations against national police commissioner, Riah Phiyega. 


IFP Spokesperson on Police, MP Velaphi Ndlovu said, “We hope that the investigation will go smoothly and that it will be completed within the given three months.” 


“We also call for the commissioner to be put on special leave while this investigation is being conducted to ensure credibility and non-interference. In that way we can be assured of a credible investigation and outcome,” said Ndlovu. 


Ndlovu added, “As the IFP we did foresee that employing a national commissioner with no police experience would be problematic. If she was a trained police officer, she would have been careful about her communication measures with the accused commissioner. We hope the investigation will clarify exactly what happened and if found guilty, a new police commissioner with police experience should be employed.” 


The IFP urges IPID to not allow any external influences to taint the investigation. 


“The IFP is always behind the fight against crime even within the SAPS, no matter who it involves,” concluded Ndlovu. 



Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu, 083 625 0803 


For media queries contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252