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Ntlemeza awaits High court verdict over his return to the Hawks

The High Court in Pretoria will on Thursday morning decide whether the Former Hawks boss Lietenant General Burning Ntlemeza will return to work or not.

On Wednesday Ntlemeza approached the High Court in Pretoria in a call to stop Police Minister Fikile Mbalula preventing him from reporting for duty.

Ntlemeza was removed from his top position after the Western Cape High Court ruled that he is not fit to hold office as a head of Hawks boss.

Advocate Nceba Dukada says the order prohibiting Ntlemeza from returning to work was suspended the moment he appealed it. Mbalula appointed a new head of the unit following the court order.

“The first respondent is perpetuating an illegality daily and we urge the court not to be persuaded by the fact that the appeal is going to be argued on 2 June.”

Advocate Nazeer Cassim says Ntlemeza failed to demonstrate that this matter was urgent.

“He’s on full pay and the matter is two weeks away. In his amended relief, he’s not dealt with irreparable harm, prejudice and convenience.”

The Court session is due to start at 10am on Thursday morning, while the other  Court session is scheduled to be heard in Two weeks’ time.

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