Hawks: Prima facie case against Sibiya

2015-03-10 12:15


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Johannesburg - Acting Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza insists in court papers his suspended Gauteng head Shadrack Sibiya should be charged with kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice, The Star reported on Tuesday.

There was a prima facie case against suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat and Sibiya, Ntlemeza said in an affidavit opposing Sibiya's return to work.

Ntlemeza says the pair have a case to answer in the 2010 rendition of Zimbabwean nationals, the official reason for their suspension.

"I am satisfied that there is a compelling case for the applicant to answer to these heinous crimes," says Ntlemeza.

He is appealing against a court order declaring Sibiya's suspension illegal.

The court said the decision to suspend him was taken in bad faith because both the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) and the Hawks' integrity unit had cleared Sibiya of being involved in the illegal rendition of Zimbabwean nationals.

'Startling findings'

But Ntlemeza said Judge Elias Matojane made "startling findings" in his ruling.

In 2010, five men, including Witness Ndeya, Gordon Dube and Pritchard Tshuma, were illegally repatriated to Zimbabwe by the Hawks.

The proper extradition process was not followed. Ndeya and Dube were allegedly murdered by Zimbabwean police.

In a draft report, Ipid found Dramat and Sibiya were directly involved in the renditions. According to the final report, compiled in March 2014, they were cleared on the basis of additional evidence.

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