SOUTH African police chief General Riah Phiyega will not back down in the wake of allegations that she does not know how to run her police force and a series of other irregularities within the police,including officers who are convicted criminals.
Instead, Phiyega has vowed to tighten the noose on rogue police officers by changing internal policies and procedures.
This comes on the back of a call by the DA's shadow minister of police, Dianne Kohler Barnard, for Phiyega to resign. She said Phiyega had been hired for her managerial skills, but had failed to deliver 15 months into her new job.
The call for Phiyega to step down came after she appointed Major-General Bethuel Mondli Zuma as Gauteng's new police commissioner, only to retract the appointment hours later after realising he had allegedly failed to declare he was facing criminal charges for drunk driving.
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