Police mum on R3m golden handshake for Dramat

2015-03-27 09:27
Anwa Dramat. (File, News24)

Anwa Dramat. (File, News24)

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Johannesburg - Police on Friday would not confirm reports that suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat was offered a R3m golden handshake to vacate his position.

"The matter has not been finalised," said spokesperson Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale.

Dramat had asked for payment, as he was entitled to it according to section 35 of the Police Act, Makgale said.

He declined to comment further.

The Mail & Guardian reported that National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega made the offer to Dramat on behalf of Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.

Dramat was also offered R60 000 a month until he turned 60. Dramat declined to comment to the newspaper and only said he was still an SA Police Service employee.

He was suspended on 23 December, apparently pending a probe into his alleged involvement in the illegal rendition of four Zimbabweans in November 2010. Major General Berning Ntlemeza was appointed acting Hawks head.

In January, the North Gauteng High Court ruled that Nhleko did not have the authority to suspend Dramat, after the Helen Suzman Foundation took the matter to court.

Judge Bill Prinsloo ordered that Dramat be allowed to return to work immediately.

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