Tag Archives | Berning Ntlemeza

Ntlemeza’s time is up as High Court ruling stands despite appeal

It is high time that Berning Ntlemeza accepts that he is no longer the head of South Africa’s crime busting unit, the Hawks. Last week, the North Gauteng High Court set aside Ntlemeza’s appointment as head of the Hawks with immediate effect. This judgement stands, regardless of Ntlemeza’s intention to take the decision on appeal to…

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DA to get clarity on whether Ntlemeza continues to receive benefits

Following reports that former head of the Hawks, Berning Ntlemeza, apparently believes he is on leave and intends to return to work next week Monday, despite being removed from office, the DA will submit parliamentary questions to ascertain what benefits, if any, he received, or is to receive, from 12 April 2017 onwards. Moreover, if…

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Berning Ntlemeza must vacate position immediately

The DA welcomes the decision today by the North Gauteng High Court to deny Hawks Head Berning Ntlemeza leave to appeal, and to order that the judgment setting aside Ntlemeza’s appointment should have immediate effect. We have long called for his removal from the position of National Hawks Head on account of his unsuitability to…

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Ntlemeza ruling should see Nhleko removed

The DA welcomes Judge Peter Mabusa’s ruling that Berning Ntlemeza’s appointment as Head of the Hawks be set aside, as his appointment was unlawful. The application brought before the North Gauteng High Court by Freedom Under Law and the Helen Suzman Foundation, relied on an earlier High Court ruling in which Ntlemeza was found to…

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Ntlemeza should be next

The letter which surfaced yesterday from discredited National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Shaun Abrahams, to his equally compromised colleague, Head of the Hawks, Berning Ntlemeza, is yet another damming indictment against Ntlemeza. The letter details Abrahams’s justified displeasure with Ntlemeza’s inability to stay in his lane and stick to his mandate – which is…

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DA probes unstatutory Ntlemeza appointment and R1.6 m salary

The Democratic Alliance will submit parliamentary questions to the Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, concerning procedural aspects of the appointment process in September 2015 of National Hawks Head, Lieutenant General Berning Ntlemeza, following questions that have arisen about whether statutory compliance was fully observed. This follows last month’s revelations that Minister Nhleko did not comply…

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Hawks: The Directorate for Political Witch-hunts

According to reports, embattled Head of the Hawks, Berning Ntlemeza, has assigned one lone investigator to the multibillion rand corruption scandal at the PRASA, while committing far greater resources to the politically motivated witch-hunt against Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan. This reflects a clear lack of political will on the part of the ANC to tackle…

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