Embattled KZN Hawks boss charged again

2016-02-17 11:27
KZN Hawks boss Johan Booysen

KZN Hawks boss Johan Booysen

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Durban - Racketeering charges have been laid against embattled KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen, the National Prosecuting Authority confirmed on Wednesday.

"The NDPP [National Director of Public Prosecutions] authorised the prosecution of Johan Booysen and the 27 members of the Cato Manor organised crime unit on racketeering charges," spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku said.

"They will appear in the Durban High Court on the 19 February, 2016."

When contacted for comment, Booysen told News24 he was informed about the charges by his lawyer.

"I will just go back to court again. I will appear on Friday and I will take it from there," he said.

Last month, the High Court in Durban denied the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation's (the Hawks) application for leave to appeal a previous court decision to quash the decision to suspend Booysen.

The Hawks said it would go to the Supreme Court of Appeal after the high court dismissed its application.

Booysen was suspended by Hawks national head Major General Berning Ntlemeza in September. The court set aside the suspension in November.

Booysen insisted the move was the latest in a string of efforts to keep him out of office.

Ntlemeza claimed that Booysen had engineered a financial reward for himself and officers in his command for the killing of two suspects.

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