Phiyega returns to the policing sector

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JOHANNESBURG – Former National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s days in the safety and security department aren’t over.

She is set to make a comeback in the sector as Chief Executive of the Safer South Africa Foundation.

The foundations is linked to one of Cosatu’s biggest affiliates, police union Popcru. Phiyega was suspended by President Jacob Zuma in October 2015 following the findings of the Farlam Commission into the Marikana massacre.

“We hear quite often that the police shall say we cannot do it alone, we have to hold hands with the community to fight that (which) befalls communities each and every day. The whole idea is about mobilising and organising communities in order for them to hold hands with other stake holders. To ensure that they too play a part in dealing with crime,” she said.

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