Sibiya firing now a formality: Hawks


Pretoria, 24 March 2015 - Hawks boss Shadrack Sibiya, whos still recovering from a car accident is free to return to work. after many months of court battle over his suspension.

JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks disciplinary committee has ruled that Hawks head Shadrack Sibiya be fired for his part in the Zimbabwe rendition saga.

Sibiya was accused of planning and executing the operation which led to the arrest and illegal repatriation of five Zimbabwean suspects in 2010.

Sibiya was suspended in January, but that decision was overturned by the Pretoria High Court in February.

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said, "We received a report from the chairperson of the disciplinary hearing that (Sibiya) should be dismissed.

"We are going to formally inform him of the decision, which will ultimately rubber stamp (it)."

The committee said the seriousness of Sibiya’s offence and his lack of remorse made his continued employment "intolerable". 

Mulaudzi said the national police commissioner Riah Phiyega would also formally have to be informed of the decision.

Mulaudzi could not give an exact date of when Sibiya and Phiyega would be notified but he said it would be "soon".

"Either this weekend or by next week," he said.

The Hawks said Sibiya has a constitutional right to challenge the disciplinary committee&39;s decision.

It is understood that Sibiya does plan to challenge the decision.