Former Police Minister Nathi Nhleko expected at State Capture inquiry

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It’s set to be a busy week as the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture resumes on Monday. The commission will hear evidence relating to allegations of corruption at different law enforcement agencies.

Former Police Minister Nathi Nhleko is amongst the witnesses expected to take the stand this week.

Nhleko has applied to rebut former IPID Head Robert McBride’s assertion.

In April 2019, McBride told the commission that Nhleko illegally suspended him and former Hawks Head Anwar Dramat and two of his colleagues Shadrack Sibiya and Lesley Maluleke for their involvement in the rendition of five Zimbabweans.

However, last year the court provisionally withdrew charges against them.

Again Nhleko is set to dispute McBride’s allegations that during his tenure as Police Minister, he appointed a Zimbabwean convicted fraudster Leon Mbangwa who faked his South African citizenship as Chief of Staff in his office.

It’s alleged Mbangwa, whose real name was Lionel Moyo, was arrested in 2000 and was sentenced to a jail term. It’s not clear for how long will Nhleko be on the stand.