South Africa 30.1.2017 06:05 pm

Phiyega using delay tactics to avoid accountability – DA

FILE PICTURE: Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiega. (Photo: GCIS)

FILE PICTURE: Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiega. (Photo: GCIS)

The DA’s Zak Mbhele said that Phiyega’s appeal to have the Claassen report overturned was evidence of a lack of accountability.

The Democratic Alliance has accused suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega of trying to bide time to avoid action taken against her over the Marikana massacre.

DA MP on the police portfolio committee, Zak Mbhele said on Monday that Phiyega’s appeal to have the Claassen report overturned was evidence of a lack of accountability.

“It is unfortunate that suspended Police Commissioner Phiyega’s stalling tactics may cause further delays in ensuring accountability for her culpability in the decline of the police service and the weakening of the fight against the crime,” Mbhele told The Citizen.

READ MORE: Riah Phiyega not fit to hold office – Claassen Board of Inquiry 

Mbhele’s comments come after Phiyega, last week, went to court to lodge a review application  to scupper suggestions that she wasn’t fit to hold office and should be criminally investigated.

“As the DA, we will seek to make use of every avenue to ensure optimal parliamentary oversight on this matter to ensure that accountability is enforced,” Mbhele said.

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