Anwar Dramat

Hawks head Anwa Dramat resigns

Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has annouced that Hawks head Anwa Dramat has resigned. National Police Minister Riah Phiyega made the announcement in Parliament this afternoon. Phiyega told Parliament Dramat and the police had reached a settlement. The full annoucement reads that Dramat had requested to leave the service after both[…]

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HSF defends decision to represent Dramat

The Helen Suzman Foundation on Tuesday defended its decision to challenge the minister of police’s decision to suspend Hawks boss Anwa Dramat. “If it is believed that the objective of the HSF’s intervention primarily related to Mr Dramat’s personal position. It wasn’t. It was to insist on the rule of[…]

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Dramat reaches agreement with minister

Suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat has been placed on leave following an agreement he reached with police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, a spokesman said on Tuesday. “General Dramat and the minister agreed that the general will be on leave while they try to finalise other processes,” Nhleko’s spokesman Musa Zondi said.[…]

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Judgment reserved in Dramat leave to appeal

Judgment in an application for leave to appeal the High Court in Pretoria’s decision to overturn Hawks boss Anwa Dramat’s suspension was reserved on Monday. Judge Bill Prinsloo said he would attempt to give judgment as soon as he could and added that all parties would be informed. William Mokhari, for[…]

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HSF to challenge Dramat suspension

The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) are to approach the Pretoria High Court in a bid to challenge the suspension of Hawks boss, Anwar Dramat. They are hoping the court will take into account a previous ruling on the matter by the Constitutional Court, and have the suspension declared invalid. Dramat[…]

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Parliament must review Dramat suspension: DA

The Democratic Alliance on Sunday called for a parliamentary review of the police minister’s decision to suspend Hawks head Anwa Dramat. “The DA…wants Parliament to review Minister [Nkosinathi] Nhleko’s decision to suspend Dramat, in contravention of a Constitutional Court ruling,” said DA leader Helen Zille in a statement. “We believe[…]

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Police mum on Dramat’s suspension

The police ministry will not comment in the media about Hawks boss Anwa Dramat, after his lawyers gave Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko until Monday to lift his suspension. “Dramat and his lawyer decided to make it a media issue. It is really not what we are going to do. The[…]

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