Police Ministry: Anwa Dramat has not resigned

The ministry said negotiations with the Hawks boss about his possible resignation are ongoing.

FILE: Hawks boss Anwa Dramat. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - The Police Ministry on Friday said negotiations with Hawks boss Anwa Dramat about his possible resignation continue and has categorically denied reports that he has left.

The ministry's Musa Zondi told Eyewitness News that Dramat has not handed in his resignation and Minister Nathi Nhleko was misunderstood in a radio interview this morning.

"The minister was talking about the list that the Dramat had written to him on 24 December, then again in January where he indicated that he wanted to have a meeting with the minister to discuss his possible exit from the service. There isn't anything new from that and discussions are still underway. "

Dramat was suspended after being accused of his involvement in the rendition of five Zimbabweans in 2010.

With the help of the Helen Suzman Foundation, Dramat successfully challenged this but has not returned to duty.

Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya is also fighting in court to overturn his suspension and internal disciplinary hearing.

At the same time, the Independent Police Directorate (IPID) boss Robert McBride is applying for an urgent interdict against Nhleko in a bid to stop his own suspension in connection with the same scandal.