Dramat on leave after reaching agreement with minister

2015-02-10 10:16

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Suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat has been placed on leave following an agreement he reached with Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko.

“General Dramat and the minister agreed that the general will be on leave while they try to finalise other processes,” Nhleko’s spokesperson Musa Zondi said today.

“They met on January 29 and they agreed that the general will be on leave while their lawyers try to come to some sort of agreement.”

City Press reported last week that the minister is prepared to pay Dramat the salary and benefits he would have earned until his retirement.

An entry-level lieutenant general in the police service earns R1.4?million a year.

Dramat is 46 and could work for the police until the age of 60 if he wishes.

This means his payout could amount to about R20?million.

Read: R20m payout for Dramat?

Judge Bill Prinsloo on Friday ruled in the High Court in Pretoria that his January 23 order allowing Dramat to return to work remained in effect, irrespective of any other appeal that may be brought.

Prinsloo also ruled that Nhleko’s decision to appoint Maj-Gen Berning Ntlemeza as acting national Hawks head was unlawful and invalid.

Dramat was suspended on December 23, pending a probe into his alleged involvement in the illegal rendition of four Zimbabweans in November 2010.

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