Mbalula to address MPs on progress of probe into Hawks burglary

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will submit a letter to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Francois Beukman in a request for the Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula to address the progress of the investigation into the break-in at the Hawks offices 

Mbalula to address MPs about progress of probe into Hawks burglary

The DA said the presentation must contain the progress of the investigation into the break-in at the Hawks offices as well as allegations that former acting IPID Head, Israel Kgamanyane, has refused to produce a Handover Report on his tenure as Head of the Directorate, to IPID Executive Director, Robert McBride.

The main opposition party DA demands that Mbalula must give a full presentation on the progress of the investigation into the burglary at the Hawks offices in Pretoria.

“The Minister must also update the Committee on reports alleging Israel Kgamanyane’s refusal to submit to Robert McBride handover report in order to understand the “rationale for the numerous transfers, suspensions and disciplinary actions against IPID staff” during the period of McBride’s suspension”, Says DA.

It is understood that the Police Portfolio Committee received direct testimonial in a recent meeting about this refusal by Kgamanyane to submit a handover report after he was swiftly and mysteriously transferred from the IPID to the Hawks by the highly compromised former Police Minister, Nathi Nhleko.

The DA says the Minister must update the Committee on what he plans to do about Kgamanyane refusing to hand over the report to McBride.

“Minister Mbalula must provide clear and decisive leadership on this matter to foster competent management in the police services, which will promote more effective law enforcement to reduce crime and ensure that South Africans are safe”.

The DA says it will be in Parliament to partake while Mbalula is expected to update the nation on these important issues the following break-in at the Hawks Head Office in Pretoria.