Ntlemeza seeks restraining order against Mbalula

Eyewitness News reports that Berning Ntlemeza has asked the High Court in Pretoria to grant him a restraining order against Police Minister Fikile Mbalula.

Ntlemeza wants Mbalula to stop interfering in his duties as the head of the Hawks.

The dismissed Hawks head insists that he will not leave office until the Supreme Court of Appeal delivers a ruling on the matter.

Read: Ntlemeza to return state vehicle, but warns Mbalula to stop interfering

Last week Mbalula replaced Ntlemeza after the High Court ruling set aside his appointment and ordered that he be removed from the position with immediate effect for not being fit to hold the post.

Also read: Ntlemeza defies court order and Police Minister Mbalula

The Police Ministry appointed Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata as acting Hawks head.

Listen to Karima Brown below to hear more about the controversy between Mbalula and Ntlemeza...


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