KZN Hawks boss still at work

2015-08-25 21:38
Johan Booysen. (Picture: Supplied)

Johan Booysen. (Picture: Supplied)

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Durban - There is still no word on whether KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen will be removed from his post, two weeks after he was asked to give reasons why he shouldn't be suspended.

Booysen, who has in the past successfully rebuffed efforts to run him out of his office, was served with a "notice of contemplated suspension" from police management.

Speaking to News24, his attorney Carl van der Merwe said they were "waiting" to see what would happen.

"The situation at present is that Major General Booysen made his submissions on time and now we need to see what will happen. The situation remains the same," he said.

Van der Merwe could not be drawn to comment on the timing of the notice, which came as Booysen was shortlisted for the post of national head of the unit, previously held by Anwa Dramat.

Booysen was arrested and suspended previously, along with 28 members of the Cato Manor Serious and Violent Crimes Unit, who were accused of running a "death squad".

The case against the officers has stretched over four years, and has seen Booysen taking the fight to court.

He successfully had racketeering charges levelled against him set aside in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban.

He was then exonerated from departmental charges by an advocate who chaired his disciplinary hearing, and returned to work.

In previous court applications, Booysen has insisted that there had been a concerted effort to side-line him because of his investigations into a politically connected Durban businessman.  

Efforts to contact police spokesperson Solomon Makgale were unsuccessful at the time of publishing.

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