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28 April 2017
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26 Apr 2017
Zambian court rejects application to dismiss opposition leader's treason charge
A Zambian court refused on Wednesday to throw out treason charges against opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, a case that has stoked political tensions months after contested elections. The...
25 Apr 2017
Mbalula says he will send Saps tactical units after Ntlemeza
Elite police units will be dispatched to retrieve all State property from former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza if he fails to comply with current orders, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on...
24 Apr 2017
DA to lead picket outside Hawks HQ over Ntlemeza
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will on Monday lead a picket outside the Hawks headquarters in Pretoria after dismissed Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza indicated that he will return to work. DA MP Zakhele...
20 Apr 2017
DA: James Selfe on spy tapes: NPA and Zuma’s appeal hearing in SCA now consolidated
The DA is pleased that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has acceded to our request to consolidate the arguments from both the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and President Jacob Zuma into a...
18 Apr 2017
Ntlemeza heads to SCA to appeal ruling on his appointment
Former Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza will be approaching the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to challenge the judgment which found his appointment invalid. Ntlemeza's lawyer, Comfort Ngidi, said they...
Ntlemeza backs down, doesn't report for duty
Former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza will not be reporting for duty on Tuesday morning. This was after he threatened that he would be returning to his job, despite Police Minister Fikile Mbalula...
13 Apr 2017
No malice in removing Ntlemeza – Mbalula
The decision to remove Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza from his position was not malicious, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Thursday. "In terms of the court judgment, General Ntlemeza is no...
CC: Nxasana willing to resume his duties as NDPP pending court decision
Former National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mxolisi Nxasana, has yesterday filed a revealing and potentially damning affidavit in response to applications lodged by Corruption Watch...
Mbalula appoints new Hawks head
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday announced the appointment of Lieutenant-General Yolisa Matakata as the new acting national head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation...
Ntlemeza ruling a boost for rule of law – HSF
The court ruling against Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza supports the principle that state administration should be rational and within the confines of the law, Freedom Under Law and the Helen Suzman...
Ntlemeza has final option of SCA to win his job back
Former Hawks head Major-General Berning Ntlemeza can petition the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein if he really wants his job back. It would be his final legal bid to hold on to the...
12 Apr 2017
High Court dismisses Ntlemeza's appeal
The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed embattled Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza’s leave to appeal a previous order of the court that set aside his appointment.  The lawyers for the Helen Suzman...
SA: Police Committee calls for urgent appointment of Acting head of Hawks
The Portfolio Committee on Police has noted today’s decision of the High Court in Pretoria which dismissed Major General Berning Ntlemeza’s leave to appeal a previous order of the court that set...
10 Apr 2017
Peters irrational when she removed PRASA board – court
Former Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters acted irrationally in removing PRASA's board, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled on Monday. Judge Peter Mabuse said in a scathing judgment that...
06 Apr 2017
South Africans can now trade locally in rhino horn
The move by the Constitutional Court to dismiss the environmental affairs department’s application for leave to appeal an earlier court ruling removing the moratorium banning the local trade in...
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