Dramat: ‘They will kill me’

2015-01-31 00:00

HAWKS boss Lieutenant-General ­Anwa Dramat expects an attempt on his life because he is unwilling to let the Nkandla investigation go.

Sister paper Beeld has learnt that since his suspension, Dramat has been threatened for not “quietly giving up and resigning” as was expected of him.

He apparently told confidants after his suspension that he plans to “ask for the Nkandla dossier again, and they will kill me for it”.

Dramat’s lawyer, advocate Johann Nortjé, said the cop told him: “If I go back, they will murder me”.

Nortjé wouldn’t confirm if the Nkandla dossier was the cause of the threats.

Beeld understands that late last year, Dramat wrote to head of detectives Lieutenant-General Vinesh Moonoo to request the full dossier, because the Hawks had begun an Nkandla investigation and wanted to consolidate the whole docket under one team.

Moonoo complained to national commissioner General Riah Phiyega and shortly afterwards, Dramat was suspended by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.

Dramat met Nhleko on Thursday to stress that he will not resign, especially while legal cases are proceeding.

committee wants parliamentary probe

Maryna Lamprecht

CAPE TOWN — If it were up to the portfolio committee on police, there would be a parliamentary investigation of Dramat.

The committee decided yesterday to ask speaker Baleka Mbete to decide if it is the right body to investigate Dramat’s fitness for office.

However, a senior ANC source in the committee said they had already agreed to support Police Minister ­Nathi Nhleko’s request for an ­investigation, pointing out that ANC MPs follow the party line. — Media24.

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