Intelligence officers fail to tell one story to implicate Hawks boss

Shadrack Sibiya has been accused of planning & executing the rendition of the five suspects in 2010.

The disciplinary hearing of Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya for his involvement in the 2010 rendition of several Zimbabweans started in Pretoria on 10 June 2015. Picrure: Reinart Toerien/EWN

PRETORIA - While two crime intelligence officers have implicated Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya in the so-called rendition operation, they do not corroborate each other.

The major-general has been accused of planning and executing the operation that led to the rendition of the five suspects to Zimbabwe in 2010.

Sibiya has maintained he had no part in the operation, and that he's being framed by crime intelligence officers for arresting the unit's head Richard Mdluli.

Sergeant Petros Jawuke says he personally saw Sibiya at the second operation to arrest a Zimbabwean suspect in Diepsloot, but did not see him at the first operation.

This is contrary to the previous witness, Sergeant Bongani Yende, who testified that Sibiya was present at the first, but not the second.

Both witnesses claim to have spoken to a warrant officer Makwe when they saw Sibiya seated in a car on the different occasions.

When confronted with cell phone evidence which places Sibiya in Pretoria at those relevant times, Jawuke re-asserted his claim that Sibiya was on the scene.