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Dramat implicated in deportation scandal

The Sunday Times reported that it received documents alleging that Dramat managed the illegal deportations.

Commissioner Anwa Dramat, Head of the Hawks. Picture: Eyewitness News.

JOHANNESBURG - The head of the Hawks anti-crime unit Anwa Dramat, is reported to have been implicated in an alleged rendition scandal.

The scandal is believed to involve the arrest of Zimbabweans in South Africa, who are then deported back to their home country to be tortured and killed.

On Sunday the Sunday Times reported that it received documents alleging that Dramat managed the illegal deportations.

Reports also revealed that Dramat is expected to hand himself over to police watchdog, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate on Tuesday for interrogation.

At the same time it's understood that President Jacob Zuma will soon be issued with damning evidence that may lead to an arrest warrant being issued for Dramat and other senior Hawks members.

This follows a 2011 Sunday Times expose about how Hawks officials arrested four Zimbabweans in Diepsloot near Johannesburg, who had reportedly been accused of murder in their home country.

However, an internal investigation headed by Dramat cleared the officials of any wrong doing.

New documents are apparently placing the Hawks boss at the centre of it all.

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