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McBride: New evidence links Mdluli & Ntlemeza in plot to oust Dramat

The details are apparently contained in an affidavit submitted by McBride’s subordinate Innocent Khuba.

Hawks boss Anwa Dramat. Picture: Facebook.
Robert McBride,Head of the Hawks Anwa Dramat,Robert McBride suspended,Anwa Dramat,Berning Ntlemeza
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PRETORIA - Former crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli and head of the Hawks Berning Ntlemeza have now been implicated in a plot to remove the corruption busting unit's former boss, Anwa Dramat. 

The details are contained in a new affidavit submitted in the case of suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride and two investigators. 

The three appeared in the Pretoria Regional Court today where they were charged with fraud and defeating the ends of justice. 

McBride allegedly altered an investigation report to exonerate Dramat and others for their involvement in the arrest and illegal deportation of Zimbabweans in 2010. 

The suspended Ipid head says an affidavit by his co-accused Innocent Khuba exposes a conspiracy to remove Dramat as head of the Hawks.

“There is clearly some indication of some involvement of Richard Mdluli and the target being Anwa Dramat and a decision to target Dramat began long before Robert McBride became the executive director of Ipid.”

Ntlemeza is accused of working with Mdluli to interfere in Ipid’s Zimbabwe rendition investigation, in order to implicate Dramat. 

Dramat and former Gauteng Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya are scheduled to appear in court on Friday on charges related to that case.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort & Refilwe Pitjeng)

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