Hawks to take Booysen matter to the SCA

2016-01-22 22:30
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Johannesburg – The Hawks will go to the Supreme Court of Appeal after the High Court in Durban dismissed its application for leave to appeal the decision to lift the suspension of its KwaZulu-Natal head Johan Booysen, it said on Friday.

Hawks head Lieutenant General Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza noted the decision taken by the high court on Wednesday, considered the matter and took legal advice, spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

"Ntlemeza has decided to take the matter further by instructing his attorneys to file a petition with the Supreme Court of Appeal against the judgment of the high court," he said.

Major General Booysen will remain on suspension, "pending the finalisation of the petition".

Judge Anton van Zyl ruled on Wednesday that there was no prospect of a successful appeal against his November 18 ruling that overturned a decision to suspend Booysen amid allegations of fraud.

"The leave to appeal is denied," he said.

He dismissed Wednesday's application with costs and ordered that the state bear the costs of the application.

Booysen said he was pleased with the outcome.

Ntlemeza had told the court that Booysen – and the men investigating a police officer’s assassination – had fraudulently received a monetary reward for killing two suspects.

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