House of Cards: General Ntlemeza fights to remain the Hawks head, Minister Nhleko supporting him all the way
On Wednesday, Hawks head Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza filed an application for leave to appeal a judgment handed down by the Pretoria High Court, setting aside his appointment as head of the country’s top crime fighting unit. Ntlemeza is being supported by Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko who has also appealed the ruling by Judge Peter Mabuse. Both Ntlemeza and Nhleko argue that Friday’s order was made based on “pronouncements” by Judge Elias Matojane in the Shadrack Sibiya suspension matter that Ntlemeza is dishonest and lacks integrity and that he had not been provided with an opportunity to defend himself. By MARIANNE THAMM.