Appoint an acting Hawks head immediately - committee

2017-04-13 11:39
Fikile Mbalula. (File)

Fikile Mbalula. (File)

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Cape Town – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula must appoint an acting Hawks head as soon as possible, Parliament’s police committee has said.

The process of ultimately appointing a new head of the Hawks needed to start immediately, committee head Francois Beukman said.

The High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday denied Ntlemeza leave to appeal a previous judgment declaring his appointment unlawful and invalid and setting it aside. The court ordered him to vacate his office immediately.

Beukman said the ball was in Mbalula’s court to ensure stability in the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation. It was even more important that the appointment of a new head of the Hawks be processed in line with constitutional requirements. 

He called on members of the unit not to be demotivated by the latest development and to continue fighting crime. He asked for them to leave the appointment processes to those whose job it was.

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