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Shadrack Sibiya found guilty of gross misconduct

A disciplinary hearing found the Gauteng Hawks head sanctioned the rendition of Zimbabwean suspects.

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 - An internal disciplinary hearing has found that while Gauteng Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya did not participate in the arrest and rendition of several Zimbabwean suspects he knew about and sanctioned the operation.

The disciplinary hearing decision was emailed to the parties on Friday, a month after the matter was heard in Pretoria.

Sibiya has denied having any knowledge of or playing any part in the operation.

Disciplinary hearing chairman, advocate Mxolisi Zondo said in his ruling that Sibiya's claim that he did not know about the operation is preposterous and disingenuous to the extreme.

Zondo said the Gauteng Hawks head knew very well what was going on and was very much part of it even though he was not leading the operation and therefore, he sanctioned the operation and is guilty of misconduct.

He did however dismiss the evidence of three Crime Intelligence officers, who placed the Major General, on the scene of the arrests in Diepsloot, saying their evidence was contradictory and unreliable.

But while Zondo found Sibiya was not present in Diepsloot, communication with role players as well as Hawks boss Anwa Dramat leads to the inescapable conclusion that he knew of what was happening.

Aggravation and mitigation of sentence arguments are set down for the end of this month.