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Berning Ntlemeza Will Be Arrested If Car Is Not Brought Back Immediately – Mbalula

A warrant of arrest will is be issued against the former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza if  he refuses to return the state vehicle he took when he reported for duty on Monday morning.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula sent a stern warning to Ntlemeza on Monday during a press briefing at the Hawks headquarters.

“It’s unlawful, simple straight and forward. He is roaming the street with police property. The car must be tracked down, that is my instruction. I want that car back before I leave, simple.”

Ntlemeza reported for duty on Monday despite a High Court ruling that his appointment was invalid and should be set aside.

Ntlemeza’s lawyer Comfort Ngidi earlier said that Ntlemeza had reported for duty at 07:30 and was meeting with senior officials at the Hawks offices.

Disregarding the law

Mbalula disputed this, saying that Ntlemeza had forced his way into a meeting of senior officials, and then demanded a state vehicle.

He said Ntlemeza was playing politics and disregarding the law.

Mbalula lambasted acting police boss Kgomotso Phahlane, saying that he should stop acting “buddy buddy” with Ntlemeza, and that he had instructed him to act against him in terms of the law, or Mbalula would be forced to find someone else to do the job.


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