Anwa Dramat

Nhleko to address rendition report in Parliament

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko will address a report implicating former Hawks head Anwa Dramat in the illegal rendition of Zimbabweans in Parliament, his spokesperson said on Sunday. It was “important to account to the institution that he reports to”, his spokesperson Musa Zoni said. Asked about the report’s contents, Zondi[…]

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No resignation from Dramat: ministry

Suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat has not resigned, an official said on Friday. “In a letter in December [Dramat]… indicated that he would want a meeting [with Police Minister Nathi Nhleko] and would want to discuss his possible resignation,” the minister’s spokesman Musa Zondi said. “This is not something new.[…]

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Nhleko not pressuring Mcbride: spokesman

Police spokesman Musa Zondi on Monday confirmed that Minister Nathi Nhleko has asked law firm Werksmans to probe the Ipid’s findings on the Hawks, but said the minister has never raised the matter with directorate head Robert McBride. “The minister first wants to get the cold facts,” Zondi said of[…]

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Dramat rendition reports altered

Allegedly incriminating evidence against suspended Hawks head Anwa Dramat was excised from an Ipid report investigating rendition claims, the Sunday Times reported. According to an Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) report dated January 22, 2012, Dramat was implicated in the illegal rendition of Zimbabweans two years earlier. However, in a[…]

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Dramat wins in court

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s application for leave to appeal the overturning of Hawks boss Anwa Dramat’s suspension was dismissed by the High Court in Pretoria on Friday. “Leave to appeal is dismissed. It is ordered that the main order of January 23 shall operate and be executed in full,” Judge[…]

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Jiba tipped as new SIU head: DA

Democratic Alliance MP Glynnis Breytenbach on Tuesday said deputy national prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba was tipped to become the new head of the Special Investigating Unit, but the presidency dismissed this as speculation. “According to sources close to the SIU, the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) second-in-command, Nomgcobo Jiba, is rumoured[…]

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Dramat can’t return to work

Hawks boss Anwa Dramat cannot return to work on Monday now that Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has filed to appeal a court’s decision to overturn his suspension, the ministry said on Sunday. “Because we have filed the appeal papers the status quo remains… he is still suspended,” police ministry spokesman[…]

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Dramat suspension illegal: court

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko’s decision to suspend Hawks boss Anwa Dramat was invalid, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Friday. “The order which I make is the following: it is declared that the decision of the minister of police to suspend Lt-Gen Anwa Dramat, the national head of the[…]

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Zille comments irresponsible: presidency

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s comments that Hawks head Anwa Dramat was suspended because he investigated high-level corruption is mischievous and irresponsible, the presidency said on Wednesday. The presidency said it wished to raise a serious concern about continued utterances by Zille. “The SAPS [SA Police Service] has indicated a[…]

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