KZN's Underperforming Police Commissioner's Work Contract
Must Not Be Renewed

28 November 2014.  

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal would like to know on what grounds and with what justification will the National Police Commissioner, General Riah Phiyega renew the contract for KZN Police Commissioner, Mmamonnye Ngobeni which expired last month. 

"We demand answers as to why Commissioner Ngobeni still continues with her duties while her contract has expired. There should have been a review of her performance long before her contract had expired. Such a review would have exposed her as being unfit for the job, but she is still in office. This is blatant disregard of regulations. Commissioner Ngobeni has failed to perform her duties in a manner that would have earned her the confidence of law abiding citizens - she has failed in eradicating crime in the province. Her contract must not be renewed and someone who is more capable and with more relevant experience must be appointed with immediate effect, as the KZN police service is in dire need of good leadership," said IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, Mr Blessed Gwala. 

"Ngobeni must stay at home as she is no longer the provincial commissioner. How  can she continue working in that position when her contract has expired? This raises concerns that there is preferential treatment when it comes to certain individuals," continued Mr Gwala. 

"Apart from her incompetence, there were serious allegations levelled against her that she had dealings with businessman Thoshan Panday who paid for a party in 2010 for her husband. Her dealings with someone who was linked to an investigation into alleged inflated prices that his company charged police for World Cup accommodation casts doubt on her credibility," concluded Mr Gwala.

The IFP demands that before Commissioner Ngobeni is removed from her position she must first tell the public what progress has been made in the investigation involving Thoshan Panday as this matter still hangs over her head up until today. 


Issued by:
Mr Blessed Gwala, IFP Leader in the KZN Legislature, 078 290 5842 

For Media Queries:
Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP KZN Legislature Media Officer, 073 024 5675