Cape Times

Minister stands by Hawks head despite condemnati­on


Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has backed new Hawks chief Berning Mthandazo Ntlemeza, despite the court earlier having described him as dishonest and lacking integrity.

Nhleko announced Ntlemeza’s appointmen­t yesterday after months in the position as acting head.

The position has been vacant since the departure of ex-Hawks chief Anwa Dramat over the illegal rendition of Zimbabwean­s.

Nhleko said comments made by a judge on Ntlemeza were simply comments. He said that judgment was taken on review, and Ntlemeza had remained in his previous acting position.

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