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Mbete receives report into suspended top cop Riah Phiyega

Parliament's police portfolio committee will now have to study the contents of the Claassen Board of Inquiry's report.

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

JOHANNESBURG – National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has received a copy of the report into suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office.

Receipt of the report is recorded in Tuesday’s issue of Parliament's announcements, tabling’s and committee report.

It says Mbete has referred the report to Parliament's police portfolio committee to consider.

Parliament's police portfolio committee will now have to study the contents of the Claassen Board of Inquiry's report.

Phiyega was suspended on full pay in 2015 following her actions during the Marikana massacre in 2012, in which 34 mineworkers were killed.

Last year, reports emerged claiming that the inquiry had found that Phiyega tried to avoid taking responsibility for the conduct of the police in Marikana, adding that she was not fit and proper to hold the position of National Police Commissioner and should be dismissed.

(Edited by Neo Koza)