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phiyegaThe Star reports that former national police commissioner Riah Phiyega is set to make a comeback as head of an anti-crime foundation linked to one of Cosatu’s biggest affiliates, Popcru.  

Phiyega, who is also a trustee in the SA Police Service (SAPS) medical aid scheme, Polmed, will start her new role as the chief executive of the Safer South Africa Foundation (SSAF) later this month.  Phiyega was suspended by President Jacob Zuma in October 2015 after the findings of the commission of inquiry headed by retired judge Ian Farlam into the Marikana massacre were made public.  Her contract was not renewed in June after it ended.  SSAF was established in 2011 through a generous sponsorship by Popcru of a round-table gathering of academics, union officials, NGOs, business people, public servants and other senior government representatives.  SSAF chairman, Dr Tshenuwani Farisani, said Phiyega was appointed because of her skills, experience and commitment.  Since its inception, it has been supported by the union’s investment arm, the Popcru Group of Companies (PGC), whose interests are mainly in the financial services sector.  In September, trade union Solidarity complained about Phiyega’s appointment as a continuation representative of Polmed, but Phiyega brushed this off.

  • Read this report by Loyiso Sidimba in full at The Star

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