Hawks boss Ntlemeza must go now - DA's Mbhele

2017-03-20 18:48
Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza (Netwerk24)

Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza (Netwerk24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town – Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza must be removed immediately and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko must respect a court ruling on his appointment, the DA said on Monday.

"The DA is deeply concerned that Nhleko is yet again wastefully spending public money on defending an unlawful appointment. This is money that could be spent on fighting crime, and establishing or strengthening specialised units," the DA's Zakhele Mbhele said.

A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria ruled that Nhleko's 2015 decision to appoint Ntlemeza to lead the unit be set aside.

But Nhleko has indicated that he will challenge the decision.

"The DA will again submit parliamentary questions to ascertain the real cost of these cases. South Africans must know how their money is being used to defend the indefensible."

'Indictment against Nhleko'

Mbhele said the decision was welcomed, and said Ntlemeza's appointment had been procedurally flawed, irrational and unlawful.

"The ruling against Ntlemeza is an indictment against Nhleko who disregarded proper procedure when irrationally appointing Ntlemeza, and then ignored calls for his suspension for months."

Mbhele said the DA believes that Nhleko is only delaying the inevitable by appealing the judgment and is wasting millions of taxpayers' rands in an effort to prop up a Hawks head who had been appointed unlawfully and is unsuitable for occupying the position.

"It is now high time that Nhleko is removed. President Zuma should fire him as he is clearly incapable of carrying out the mandate of his office.

"South Africans deserve to feel safe in the knowledge that the leadership of their police services are competent," Mbhele said.

Read more on:    hawks  |  berning ntlemeza  |  nathi nhleko  |  cape town
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Most Read
News In Your Area
Top Lifestyle
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Data Analyst

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R540 000.00 - R800 000.00 Per Year

Architect

Cape Town
Mass Staffing Projects
R400 000.00 - R600 000.00 Per Year

Imports Controller

Cape Town
Professional Career Services
R10 000.00 - R12 000.00 Per Month

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.