Anwa Dramat

Charges against Dramat ‘nothing’: Breytenbach

Prosecutor-turned Democratic Alliance MP Glynnis Breytenbach on Wednesday said the allegations that led to Hawks boss Anwa Dramat’s suspension were baseless. “It is a nothing, it is just a made-up thing,” she told the Cape Town Press Club on the allegations that Dramat was involved in the illegal rendition of[…]

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HSF Dramat application postponed

The urgent court application by the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) to set aside the suspension of Hawks boss Anwa Dramat has been postponed to Monday next week. This was after the legal representatives for HSF and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko reached an agreement in the High Court in Pretoria on[…]

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HSF heads to court over Dramat suspension

The High Court in Pretoria is expected on Thursday to hear representations seeking an order for the suspension of Hawks boss Anwa Dramat to be declared invalid. The Helen Suzman Foundation was expected to make representations and said it believed that Police Minister Nathi Nhleko acted unlawfully when he suspended[…]

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Dramat suspension “unconstitutional”: Barnard

There has been widespread shock over the precautionary suspension of Hawks boss, Anwa Dramat, pending an investigation into allegations he oversaw the illegal rendition of Zimbabwean nationals in 2010. However, a lawyer for the crime head has suggested the suspension is down to his refusal to hand over certain case[…]

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Hawks not involved in Nkandla: Police

Police on Tuesday dismissed reports that suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat was asked to provide information about the Nkandla investigation to police commissioner Riah Phiyega. “Phiyega and… Dramat never discussed the Hawks’ investigations into Nkandla,” said the elite police unit’s spokesman Captain Paul Ramaloko in a statement. “The Hawks is[…]

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Dramat makes early retirement deal: Report

Suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat in a letter to Police Minister Nathi Nhleko which was leaked to the Sunday Times offered to take early retirement on condition that his suspension was reversed. An unnamed source told the publication that Dramat had refused to hand over Hawks files on matters such[…]

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HSF concerned by Dramat suspension

The suspension of Hawks head Anwa Dramat is troubling, the Helen Suzman Foundation said on Wednesday. “The suspensions, on the eve of Christmas, of the director of the Hawks and of his KwaZulu-Natal counterpart are troubling in so far as they destabilise the administration of justice, more particularly, the fight[…]

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