Tag Archives | Helen Suzman Foundation

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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Abrahams must withdraw the charges against Gordhan – and resign

Reports show that NDPP, Shaun Abrahams, ignored vital evidence in his decision to charge Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, Mr Pillay and Mr Magashula with fraud and that the Hawks, guided by Torie Pretorius, had conducted what can only be described as a cursory investigation.  In light of this, Abrahams should do the right thing and…

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Parliament needs briefing on Suzman Foundation raid

The Democratic Alliance is deeply concerned about the highly suspicious armed robbery that took place at the offices of the Helen Suzman Foundation yesterday afternoon which, according to reports, had the hallmarks of a meticulously planned and executed military-style raid. While armed crime is at high levels in South Africa and has been for several…

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Hawks: Speaker? No, a Court of Law must rule

The Portfolio Committee on Police today took a decision to refer the matter of the Minister of Police asking us to fire head of the Hawks, Anwa Dramat, to the Speaker’s office for clarity on how to proceed.   This is despite the fact that court processes around Dramat’s suspension are yet to reach a…

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