[BREAKING] Court sets aside decision to appoint Ntlemeza as Hawks head

Freedom Under Law and the Helen Suzman Foundation applied to have Ntlemeza’s appointment as Hawks head set aside.

YouTube screengrab of head of the Hawks Berning Ntlemeza.

PRETORIA – PRETORIA - In a unanimous decision of a full bench in the High Court in Pretoria, the appointment of Berning Ntlemeza as head of the Hawks has been reviewed and set aside.

Lobby groups Freedom Under Law and the Helen Suzman Foundation had argued that Ntlemeza is not fit and proper to hold office.

Judge Elias Matojane ruled in 2015 that Ntlemeza was dishonest, lacked integrity and honour because he tried to mislead the court.

Judge Peter Mabuse did not read the full judgment into the record this morning, only the order.

More to follow.