Riah Phiyega


Phiyega requests public support in fight against cable theft

The National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has made an appeal to the public for support in the fight against crime at a Crime stoppers international conference held in Cape Town that will run untill Wednesday.   She said South Africans should report the criminals who live in our midst by sending tip-offs to the South African Police Services or to Crime Line, a partner in the Eskom-led campaign aimed at fighting electricity theft.

Phiyega reconfigures crime intelligence

The structure of crime intelligence in the SA Police Service has been changed, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Thursday. She said the steps taken were intended at crime intelligence becoming a highly focused unit which delivered on its core mandate of crime information gathering, and crime pattern analysis, in close collaboration with other SAPS departments. In a statement Phiyega said that after careful consideration of the combined functioning of the divisional crime intelligence and protection and security services (CIPS), she had taken a decision to change and purifyRead More

SAPS threatens media group with legal action over Phiyega tapes

The South Police Service is demanding material related to intercepted calls involving Riah Phiyega from Independent Newspapers. A legal battle is brewing between Independent Newspapers and the police. The South African Police Service(SAPS)  is reportedly demanding the group to hand over material related to intercepted calls involving national police commissioner Riah Phiyega. 

Cop vs cop: Infighting vs crime fighting

Law enforcement is a mess of tit-for-tat actions and allegations as leaders battle each other instead of the criminals. Allegations that national police commissioner Riah Phiyega tipped off Western Cape police boss Arno Lamoer about a crime intelligence investigation linked to him have thrown the growing infighting in South Africa’s crime-fighting agencies into harsh relief.

DA calls for Phiyega’s suspension

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega must be suspended pending the outcome of a probe into allegations that she defeated the ends of justice, the DA said on Tuesday “In order to ensure that the investigation is truly independent, Phiyega must be suspended as a course of action to allow the investigation to be conducted without any possibility of her interference,” Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard said in a statement.

Phiyega facing criminal charges

National police commissioner General Riah Phiyega is facing charges of defeating the ends of justice and a breach of national security for allegedly alerting a senior manager that he was being investigated. Phiyega allegedly informed the senior police officer, whose name is known to The Star, that crime intelligence had monitored his cellphone. Phiyega had reportedly been informed about the interception and the imminent arrest by crime intelligence of the high-ranking officer.

Phiyega’s fixer runs a brothel

Police chief Riah Phiyega’s spin doctor Makhosini Nkosi secretly runs a brothel in a quiet suburban street in Johannesburg, taking a cut every time a client hires a prostitute at his premises. A Sunday Times investigation can reveal that prostitutes freely ply their trade at the premises in Randburg that also house the offices of Nkosi’s communications company, Makhosini Nkosi & Associates.

National Commissioner Riah Phiyega: One year later and still out to sea

Last June, Riah Phiyega was appointed as the country’s new national police commissioner. These have been challenging times; Marikana, the Pistorius trial, as well as revelations of criminal cops in SAPS top ranks. At the time of her appointment Phiyega asked for a year before we judged her. Well, time’s up. MANDY WIENER caught up with the commissioner. In June last year, I sat in the national commissioner’s office on the seventh floor of the Wachthuis building in Pretoria, across from a brand new police chief.

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