25 October 2013
The IFP calls for an urgent investigation into
the allegations that National Commissioner, Riah Phiyega
defeated the ends of justice. It is alleged that she tipped off
a senior police officer, who allegedly accepted a bribe from a
criminal, that crime intelligence was investigating him.
IFP spokesperson on Police, MP Velaphi Ndlovu
said, “It does not matter whether the National Commissioner
denies the allegations. It is compulsory that a formal
investigation be conducted to clear her name if she is innocent.
As a nation we cannot afford to have a police commissioner with
such damning allegations against her name. It totally discredits
the South African Police Service.”
“We hope that there will be no delays in
establishing an investigation into this issue. The Independent
Police Investigative Directorate or any other credible
investigating office should conduct the investigation. We urge
the National Commissioner to cooperate with those who will be
investigating the allegations,” said Ndlovu.
The IFP condemns any corrupt individuals
within the SAPS and calls for all those found guilty of any form
of corruption to resign immediately.
IFP Spokesperson on Police, Mr Velaphi Ndlovu MP, 083 625 0803
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IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison
Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252