Suspended Hawks boss back at work

2011-10-13 10:25

Mpumalanga’s deputy head of the Hawks, Colonel Obert Ngwenya, is back at work.

He was initially suspended in June after Shelley-boy Sibanyoni (28) claimed he stole R1 800 in cash from him after arresting him in April for allegedly bombing an ATM in Siyabuswa.

Ngwenya was arrested by police and charged with theft.

Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela said Ngwenya had been “temporarily reinstated” to his job.

“The disciplinary process is not finished. There’s a process that by law needs to be finished within a certain period. The deadline has lapsed and he was provisionally reinstated,” Polela said.

“Once that process is done, he’ll be acted on accordingly,” he added.

The Directorate of Priority Crime Investigations (DPCI) is investigating Ngwenya for misconduct with the aim of bringing charges against him.

Sibanyoni’s affidavit claims that he gave Ngwenya the cash to give to his brother after he was arrested.

Sibanyoni said after he was released he found that Ngwenya did not give the money to his brother.

He allegedly apologised and asked Sibanyoni to text him his bank details.

Ngwenya allegedly deposited R900 into the account.

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