(Storify) Women upbeat about Phiyega’s appointment

  1. President Jacob Zuma, this week, appointed the first-ever woman police commissioner replacing the controversial Gen Bheki Cele.  Mangwashi Victoria Riah Phiyega’s appointment comes amid severe criticism from different corners but some Johannesburg women are now feeling extremely upbeat and positive about their safety.
  2. Below are some of the positive comments made following  Phiyega’s appointment.
  3. Dirt Mc Girt
    Zuma’s drive for transformation and gender equality: Mangwashi Phiyega’s new top-cop position appointment. All the best to our new commissioner.
    Thu, Jun 14 2012 06:30:04
  4. Koketso Pula
    Says Positive response regarding Riah Phiyega’s appointment all around
    Tue, Jun 12 2012 13:08:45
  5. Following her appointment the media, security experts, political parties and academics lashed out at Zuma for appointing an individual with no policing experience to head up the police force.
  6. Despite severe criticism from different corners, President Zuma and Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of police are confident of Phiyega’s capabilities.
  7. Although she admitted to having her own fears, Phiyega was happy to accept the challenges and responsibilities tied to the post.
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