Ntlemeza's axing as Hawks head a sign that justice prevails - Kriegler

The Pretoria High Court on Wednesday ruled that Berning Ntlemeza step down as head of the Hawks immediately.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that his department would not pursue an appeal on the court judgment in the case brought by the Helen Suzman Foundation and Freedom Under Law to have Ntlemeza's appointment set aside.

In March this year, the court found that when Ntlemeza was appointed, two court judgments found that he lacked integrity and honesty but this was ignored .

Former Constitutional Court and Appeal Court judge, Johann Kriegler says South Africans should be happy that the integrity of the rule of law has been re-established by the court.

Kriegler says it's been an uphill battle but at the end justice prevailed.

We are in a battle with the President over the dismissal of Nxasana and the appointment of Ntlemeza, Abrahams and Jiba.

Johann Kriegler, former ConCourt judge and Freedom Under Law chair

Krigler says South Africans need to be active in getting rid of corrupt officials in government.

If you pick up incidents of corruption, mismanagement, report and pursue them and ensure they are properly investigated and persecuted.

Johann Kriegler, former ConCourt judge and Freedom Under Law chair

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