No evidence of high treason during July unrest, says Hawks top cop

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Godfrey Lebeya.
Godfrey Lebeya.

Despite President Cyril Ramaphosa’s insistence, the Hawks said none of the crimes they are investigating regarding the July civil unrest would fit the description of an insurrection.

This was revealed by Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya, head of the National Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, on Wednesday.

Lebeya was testifying on Wednesday morning at the South African Human Rights Commission hearings looking into the July civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. “None of those investigations that we have done go to the elements of high treason,” said Lebeya.

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