Hawks' bid to appeal Booysen decision denied

2016-01-20 13:10
Johan Booysen (Matthew Middleton, News24)

Johan Booysen (Matthew Middleton, News24)

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Durban - An application by the Hawks for leave to appeal a court decision to lift the suspension of its KwaZulu-Natal head Johan Booysen was denied by the High Court in Durban on Wednesday.

Judge Anton Van Zyl said that the application had "no reasonable prospect of success".

"The leave for appeal is denied," Van Zyl said.

Booysen said afterwards: "I have had full confidence in the law. It was a sound judgment and the justice system has worked."

The Hawks were seeking to obtain leave to appeal a high court ruling that quashed Major General Berning Ntlemeza's decision to suspend Booysen.

Booysen's suspension was set aside in November after he was suspended by Ntlemeza two months earlier.

Ntlemeza suspended Booysen based on allegations that he had engineered a financial reward for himself and officers in his command for the killing of two suspects.

At the time Van Zyl set aside the suspension and found that Ntlemeza had ignored key evidence in the bid to suspend Booysen. 

The embattled Booysen has in the past successfully rebuffed efforts to run him out of office.

Read more on:    hawks  |  johan booysen  |  berning ntlemeza  |  durban

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