Mbalula postpones Hawks head briefing

2017-12-15 07:12
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula (File, AFP)

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula (File, AFP)

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Cape Town - Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has postponed the briefing intended to outline the processes involved in the appointment of a new head for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation.

A briefing was scheduled to take place at the Johannesburg Central police station, but it was postponed in a brief statement.

"The planned Media Briefing has been postponed and a future date will be communicated in due course," read a statement from the ministry.

The position was left vacant after Major-General Berning Ntlemeza was forced out in April following a ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that his appointment was irregular and unlawful.

READ: Shortlist of Hawks head candidates must be made public - DA

He has since retired.

Lieutenant-General Yolisa Matakata was appointed the acting Hawks head.

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