Shadrack Sibiya eager to finally clear his name in court

Sibiya and two others are accused of arresting and illegally deporting five Zimbabwean suspects in 2010.

FILE: The disciplinary hearing of Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

PRETORIA - Former Gauteng Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya's legal team says the so-called rendition case has finally been placed on the court roll so that he can clear his name.

Sibiya, his former boss Anwa Dramat and colleague Leslie Maluleke were each granted bail of R5,000 in the Pretoria Magistrates Court today.

The three are accused of arresting and illegally deporting five Zimbabwean suspects in 2010.

Sibiya's attorney Victor Nkwashu says his client has maintained his innocence since the allegations emerged several years ago.

"We are very pleased the matter will be in a court of law where the issues will now be ventilated. Our clients are confident that if this matter is heard in a court of law, they will have justice and this matter will be put to rest once and for all."

Sibiya, Dramat and Maluleke have been charged with kidnapping, defeating the ends of justice and contravening sections of the Immigration Act.

The National Prosecuting Authority says the allegations of a conspiracy against the accused will be dealt with in court.