Acting Hawks boss in CT to discuss sensitive cases

Mthandazo Ntlemeza could be out of office by the end of the week if Anwa Dramat's suspension is overturned.

FILE. Mthandazo Ntlemeza could be out of office by the end of the week if Anwa Dramat's suspension is overturned. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Acting head of the Hawks, Mthandazo Ntlemeza, has arrived in Cape Town to meet with senior officials in the province, to discuss sensitive ongoing investigations.

Ntlemeza is in charge of the Priority Crimes Unit while Anwa Dramat is on suspension.

But Ntlemeza could be out of office by the end of the week if the High Court rules the action taken against Dramat was illegal.

Dramat was suspended for his alleged role in the illegal renditions of four Zimbabwean nationals in 2010.

Ntlemeza has been accused of purging Dramat's allies through suspension notices and having links to former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Hawks spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi says Ntlemeza has already visited KwaZulu-Natal in a bid to ensure the unit's work is not disrupted.

"It's also an opportunity to give the members a platform to talk to him. We are trying by all means to make sure that we bring stability to the unit and hopefully with his visit we will be able to make sure our members concentrate fully on what they're supposed to do."