hawksPretoria News reports that the appointment of controversial Hawks head, Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza, is being challenged in the Gauteng High Court by the Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) and Freedom Under Law (FUL).  

The two bodies on Tuesday asked a full bench of three judges to review and set aside his appointment by police minister Nathi Nhleko.  David Unterhalter SC, argued that the appointment of Ntlemeza was unlawful, irregular and irrational in light of findings and remarks made by two judges in previous cases.  The HSF and FUL earlier this year lost their bid for an urgent order to have Ntlemeza suspended, pending the current review proceedings.  Unterhalter on Tuesday said the court should ask itself whether Ntlemeza was a fit and proper person to serve in his high office.

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