Sibiya’s disciplinary outcome ‘will restore confidence in the Hawks’
The Gauteng Hawks head has been found guilty of misconduct for the illegal rendition of Zimbabwean suspects.
JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks have said the outcome of a disciplinary hearing against Gauteng head Shadrack Sibiya will restore public confidence in the organisation.
The chairperson of the internal disciplinary inquiry into the Gauteng Hawks head, Mxolisi Zondo, found that while Sibiya was not involved in the arrest of the suspects he did know about the operation and gave clearance for it.
Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said nobody in the organisation is exempt from disciplinary action.
"As the Hawks we take issues of corruption very seriously irrespective of who you are within the organisation."
He said the stern approach taken regarding investigations around Sibiya's misconduct is proof that the Hawks takes issues of malpractice seriously.
The organisation will now wait for mitigation arguments to be submitted before a final decision is made.