GP Hawks boss to learn his fate

Management has asked for Sibiya to be fired over what it calls 'a combination of very serious offences'.

FILE: Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya and his legal team at his disciplinary hearing which started in Pretoria on 10 June 2015. Picrure: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya will find out today whether his career in the South Africa Police Service will be terminated.

Sibiya was found guilty last month of gross misconduct for his role in the arrest and rendition of five Zimbabwean suspects in 2010, an allegation he strongly denies.

Police management has asked disciplinary hearing chair Mxolisi Zondo to fire him because the operation he sanctioned was a combination of very serious offences.

It said at no stage did Sibiya show any remorse for his conduct.

Sibiya's legal team has however raised concerns that Zondo made several findings without there being any evidence presented to prove them.

It said the findings were broad conclusions and assumptions made purely on inferences and not facts, and because of this factual vacuum, it was impossible to make submissions in sentencing.

Sibiya is expected to appeal Zondo's ruling, which is scheduled to be released today.