Phiyega: We will accept Marikana findings

But the commissioner stopped short of commenting on reports on whether she’s fit to hold office.

FILE: Riah Phiyega. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says the organisation is ready to accept and implement the recommendations of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, but she stopped short of commenting on reports that it questions whether she's fit to hold office.

President Jacob Zuma established the commission to investigate the events that led to the police shooting dead 34 miners in Marikana in 2012.

The commission sat for almost 300 days and heard testimony from 50 witnesses.

The report was handed to Zuma last week.

Phiyega says she too is awaiting the release of the report.

"As we've said in our testimony, in writing, in our presentation, we will certainly look at the recommendations that are coming out of there and ensure that we take the steps forward to implement the recommendations."

Evidence leaders from the commission today argued that Phiyega was not fit for office.