Legal action against Johan Booysen costs Saps R2m

The Durban High Court last month overturned the KZN Hawks head’s suspension.

FILE. Legal action against suspended KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen has cost the South African Police Service (Saps) almost R2 million.

CAPE TOWN - Legal action against suspended KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen has cost the South African Police Service (Saps) almost R2 million.

This was revealed in a Parliamentary reply to a question from the Democratic Alliance (DA).

Last month, the Durban High Court overturned Booysen's suspension and found national Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza didn't have a case against him.

The DA's Zak Mbhele says the apparent witch hunt against Booysen is a waste of money.

"Ntlemeza is appealing the most recent decision overturning the suspension of Booysen. This means more legal costs will be coming down the pipeline in a case that has been showing over and over again has no merit."