Chair, the DA is in possession of the final Independent Police Investigative Directorate, Ipid, report into the rendition of Zimbabweans in 2010. This final report, completed in March 2014, confirms that the national Hawks boss, Anwa Dramat, and Gauteng Hawks head, Shadrack Sibiya, had no hand in the illegal rendition of foreigners. The Minister's reliance on an outdated report is suspiciously convenient, given that he would have had access to both reports.
The Portfolio Committee on Police must therefore refer this Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, to the Powers and Privileges Committee for misleading Parliament. The final Ipid report clearly recommends that no charges be brought against Lieutenant-General Dramat and Major-General Sibiya. The investigation established that there is no prima facie evidence against them. This comes after the Minister acted unlawfully by going against a Constitutional Court order prohibiting him from suspending the general outside consultation with Parliament. The Police Minister did so anyway, claiming that the Ipid report implicates them in the illegal rendition. It is not true! Minister, explain! [Applause.]