UPDATE: Discussions over Dramat resignation 'ongoing'

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Judge Bill Prinsloo ruled that Hawks boss Anwa Dramat's suspension was "unlawful and invalid".

JOHANNESBURG – Police Minister Nathi Nhleko says there have been ongoing discussions over Hawks boss Anwa Dramat&39;s possible resignation.

Dramat informed Nhleko in December that he wanted to be relieved of his duties, according to the ministry.

Responding to a question by Power FM&39;s Tim Modise on Friday morning, Nhleko said: "He asked to be relieved of his responsibilities and that&39;s what the engagements are about."

The Hawks boss was suspended over allegations that he helped facilitate the illegal rendition of five Zimbabweans in 2010.

However, Dramat&39;s lawyers have denied that he has again asked to resign.

On January 23, the Pretoria High Court overturned Dramat’s suspension.

On Thursday, the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, Robert McBride, was also suspended.

McBride was going to court on Friday to challenge the notice to suspend him.

 

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