Popcru stands by Phiyega

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

PO­LICE and Pris­ons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) said yes­ter­day it sup­ported sus­pended na­tional po­lice com­mis­sioner Gen­eral Riah Phiyega.

“We have al­ways sup­ported the first fe­male po­lice com­mis­sioner and we will con­tinue to do so. We have not seen the in­ter­nal re­port made pub­lic by ( Po­lice) Min­is­ter ( Nathi) Nh­leko yet,” Popcru gen­eral sec­re­tary Nkosinathi Theledi said.

Nh­leko’s ref­er­ence group, es­tab­lished last year to probe com­plaints by se­nior man­agers against Phiyega, found her to have com­mit­ted fraud, per­jury and mis­con­duct while in of­fice.

On Thurs­day Phiyega hit back at the po­lice min­istry, say­ing she con­sid­ered the re­ports “ma­li­cious and vin­dic­tive”.– ANA

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