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phiyegaNews24 reports that the chairperson of the inquiry into suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office on Tuesday granted a request to question her about more than just the evidence she gave at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.  

Evidence leaders, led by advocate Ismail Jamie, submitted that they be allowed to call witnesses who may not have testified during the Farlam Commission’s proceedings last year into 44 deaths in August 2012 in Marikana.  Phiyega's lawyer, William Mokhari, submitted that extending the scope of the inquiry would open his client up to criticism for actions that lay outside the inquiry's terms of reference.  Judge Cornelis Claassen told Mokhari that an investigation into Phiyega's conduct and fitness to hold office needed to be broad in scope.  Zuma established the inquiry in September last year in line with Farlam’s recommendations.

  • Read this report by Mpho Raborife in full at News24
  • See too, Phiyega’s letter to Zuma about Farlam’s ‘malice’ in focus at inquiry, at TimesLive
  • And also, Phiyega inquiry: evidence leaders to call first witness on Wednesday, at EWN

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