Dramat's reinstatement still on hold

The Hawks boss was suspended & is accused of being involved in the illegal rendition of Zimbabweans.

Hawks boss Anwa Dramat. Picture: Supplied.

PRETORIA - Hawks boss Anwa Dramat will continue his wait to find out whether he is allowed to return to work or not after the High Court in Pretoria reserved judgment in an application to compel the police to reinstate him.

The Helen Suzman Foundation won an application two weeks ago to have Dramat's suspension deemed unlawful and invalid but Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has appealed the matter.

Dramat is accused of being involved in the illegal rendition of four Zimbabweans in 2010, a charge he has denied.

The Hawks boss was scheduled to return to work two weeks ago but Nhleko's appeal against a court order has put his return on hold.

The Helen Suzman Foundation has approached the High Court in Pretoria seeking an enforcement order, which would ensure the original court order is put into effect regardless of whether the matter is on appeal.

The foundation has argued that Dramat's absence from the unit is causing irreparable harm.

The ministry however says that it wants the top cop removed from office until it has completed disciplinary matters against him.

Judge Bill Prinsloo says he will make a ruling as soon as possible.