Former KZN Hawks head to continue with legal action against the state

Former KwaZulu- Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen says he will continue to take legal action against the state after the racketeering and murder charges against him and a number of members of the Durban organised crime unit based at Cato Manor were dropped.

The racketeering charge was first authorised by fired deputy national prosecutions director Nomgcobo Jiba in 2012, but successfully challenged by Booysen.

Prosecutions boss Shamila Batohi announced this month that a team of prosecutors reviewed the cases against the officers and Booysen - and found a proper case had not been made out against the accused.

I already issued civil action more than 18 months ago, so I have already filed papers and now that the cases have been withdrawn against us, and I speak for myself, I will be meeting with my legal team this week to plot the way forward.

Johan Booysen, Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss

It has been a long and arduous journey but fortunately in the end justice prevailed.

Johan Booysen, Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss

They must realise that they cannot get away with it. For seven years we were maligned and humiliated.

Johan Booysen, Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss

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