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phiyegaNews24 reports that a small group from the Marikana Support Campaign, who sat through the first day of a board of inquiry into suspended national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office, made their presence felt on Tuesday.  

During breaks and short intervals, the group, wearing T-shirts from a political movement called Operation Khanyisa, sang songs including 'Phiyega must resign', 'What happened to our brothers in Marikana?', 'We will show Phiyega our backsides' as well as chanting,  "Blood on her hands!" while she sat less than three metres from them, appearing unfazed.  The second day of the inquiry is expected to get underway on Wednesday.  The inquiry, chaired by Judge Neels Claassen, has been tasked with investigating allegations of misconduct by Phiyega during the Marikana massacre and her fitness to hold office following the findings of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of 44 people in Marikana in 2012.

  • Read this report by Mpho Raborife in full at News24

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