Phiyega the latest to ride the JZ tiger
RIAH Phiyega must fall and so should Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, as Justice Zac Yacoob has recommended. The selective application of recommendations exposes the character of the Jacob Zuma administration.
Justice Yacoob gave his findings on Jiba and Mrwebi to the president, who responded: “It does not mean I must implement recommendations by the judge.” The appointments of Phiyega, Willem Heath, Ellen Tshabalala, Menzi Simelane, Ben Ngubane of the IFP, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, Pansy Tlakula are “bad stories to tell”.
The writing is on the wall for Phiyega, but can she read it?
Opposition parties have made calls for her to resign. When we kneel, praying for “rain to fall”, we must also pray for Phiyega to understand that she has been used and discarded.
Minister Nathi Nhleko is thrilled with this report, but furious with Thuli Madonsela on the “Inkandleyihlekisa” scandal.
Be strong, Phiyega, you have joined a league of former Zumanists: Kgalema Motlanthe, Mathews Phosa, Senzo Mchunu, Tokyo Sexwale, Zwelinzima Vavi, Julius Malema, Floyd Shivambu and Richard Baloyi. They rode the tiger and when it turned against them, they criticise Zuma as if his weaknesses were not known.
Phiyega trusted her patron, but forgot his character when he dealt with MK commander Thami Zulu, former president Thabo Mbeki and former comrade Harry Gwala.
EMBATTLED: Riah Phiyega.