Lieutenant General Berning Ntlemeza reported for work at the Hawks headquarters in Silverton on Monday morning despite a High Court order which found he is not fit and proper to hold the post.
EWN Reporter, Barry Bateman says Ntlemeza arrived at the Hawks headquarters with his lawyer.
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula telling us a short while ago that, Ntlemeza burst into a management meeting, he told the head of supply chain management that he wants a car. He was subsequently given keys. We understand its a 4 X 4 vehicle.— Barry Bateman, EWN Reporter
He's now (in the words of the minister) rolling the streets of Pretoria in a state property. He's also in possession of a Hawks issued cellphone.— Barry Bateman, EWN Reporter
Bateman says Minister Mbalula has made it clear that the order by the High Court is in effect.
He adds that Mbalula has instructed, Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane to locate the state vehicle and Hawks issued cellphone and return it to the Hawks headquarters by the end of the day on Monday.
If needed then an arrest warrant must be issued.— Barry Bateman, EWN Reporter
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