BusinessLive report that Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is to appeal against the judgment by the High Court in Pretoria that invalidated and set aside Berning Ntlemeza’s appointment as head of the Hawks.
Nhleko’s spokesman, Sandile Ngidi, confirmed on Sunday that the minister had taken legal advice on how to proceed in the matter and that Nhleko would file papers to the court on Monday, petitioning it for an appeal application. Ngidi said Nhleko felt that Ntlemeza’s rights should be respected and that the Hawks boss had not been given a chance to defend himself against some of the claims made against him. A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria found on Friday that Nhleko was aware of other courts’ critical comments about Ntlemeza’s character, made in two previous judgments, which charged that the top policeman lacked integrity and was dishonest.
- Read this report by Pericles Anetos in full at BusinessLive
- See too, Court slams police minister for hiring Ntlemeza, at TimesLive
- And also, Ntlemeza to stay in job until appeals process done, says police minister, at News24
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