KZN Hawks boss Johan Booysen suspended

This comes after Booysen's previous suspension was declared unlawful and invalid.

FILE: Hawks management has confirmed it has suspended its KwaZulu-Natal Head Johan Booysens. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Hawks management confirmed it has suspended its KwaZulu-Natal Head Johan Booysen who has accused the newly appointed boss Berning Ntlemeza of pursuing an agenda to get him out of the unit.

Booysen is accused of submitting fraudulent documents to claim performance bonuses for tracking down wanted suspects.

The Major General has had a previous suspension declared unlawful and invalid and also had racketeering charges against him withdrawn.

Eyewitness News has seen Booysen's representations to Ntlemeza, where he says the unit head has made misrepresentations, conducts selective reading and uses information out of context to prejudice him.

He says there is a clear agenda to neutralise him from continuing certain Hawks investigations.

Booysen's is a central figure in the fraud and corruption investigation into prominent KwaZulu-Natal businessman Thoshen Panday, a business partner of President Jacob Zuma's son Edward.

While charges were withdrawn against Panday, Booysens has been working closely with the NPA to have the case re-enrolled.

The Hawks have declined to comment any further on the matter.