Police Commissioner Allegations Must Be Investigated

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.



Issued by:

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


For media queries contact: 

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