Police minister's SCA bid dismissed

2015-05-13 19:54
Nkosinathi Nhleko. (GCIS)

Nkosinathi Nhleko. (GCIS)

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Johannesburg - Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's bid to appeal a high court decision that Hawks boss Anwa Dramat's suspension was invalid has been dismissed by the Supreme Court of Appeals (SCA).

"The application for leave to appeal is dismissed with costs on the grounds that there is no reasonable prospect of success in an appeal and there is no other compelling reason why an appeal should be heard," the SCA said in its order handed down on Thursday.

In January, Sapa reported that the High Court in Pretoria ruled that Dramat's suspension was "unlawful and invalid".

Judge Bill Prinsloo also ruled that Nhleko's decision to appoint Major General Berning Ntlemeza as acting national Hawks head was unlawful and invalid.

The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) approached the court asking it to set aside Nhleko's decision to suspend Dramat and Ntlemeza's subsequent appointment.

Dramat was suspended on December 23, 2014, pending a probe into his alleged involvement in the illegal rendition of four Zimbabweans in November 2010.

The HSF maintained the wording of the SA Police Service Act, under which Nhleko purportedly made the decision, had been struck down by the Constitutional Court, making Dramat's suspension invalid.

Last month, Netwerk24 reported that Dramat officially resigned from the Hawks.

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