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Phiyega determined to clear her name

The suspended police commissioner believes there's a deliberate campaign to tarnish her credibility.

Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says about 99 percent of the evidence she'll use during her inquiry in May is based on what she's already presented to the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Phiyega says she's determined to clear her name and cannot understand the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid)'s timing in registering criminal charges against her.

She believes there's a deliberate campaign to tarnish her credibility and reputation.

The suspended police chief says she's shocked by the public announcement about criminal charges being registered against her, as well as findings about her conduct, before she's even had an opportunity to state her case.

She says she's preparing for the inquiry in May, which she believes will provide her an opportunity to set the record straight.

However, Phiyega will be going in with the same evidence she presented during the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the August 2012 shootings at Lonmin in Marikana.

She says, "99 percent of what I will be responding to is based on the report and the evidence that I have given, because that is the genesis of this inquiry."

Phiyega says she's not prepared to step down, and despite what she's called the 'deliberate character assassination' against her, she's committed to fully participating in the inquiry processes.

WATCH: _Marikana investigations: Phiyega stands her ground _

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