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Statement on High Court Decision on Gen Ntlemeza's appointment

17 March 2017

The African National Congress notes and respects the judgment delivered by the Gauteng High Court today on the matter relating to General Berning Ntlemeza's appointment as Head of the Directorate of Priority Crimes (the Hawks). The effect of the judgment is to find General Ntlemeza's appointment unlawful and invalid.

This judgement follows an admission made by the Minister of Police, Comrade Nathi Nhleko, to Parliament last year that an error had been made in the procedure followed to appoint General Ntlemeza. The ANC trusts therefore that today's judgment brings this matter to finality.

Issued by the African National Congress

Zizi Kodwa 082 330 4910
National Spokesperson
Khusela Sangoni 072 854 5707
National Communications Manager