Former Hawks boss Anwa Dramat has denied ever telling suspended senior National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) advocate Lawrence Mrwebi that the auditor-general (AG) found nothing wrong with the crime intelligence unit’s secret slush fund. Mrwebi, the suspended head of the Specialised Commercial Crimes Unit, previously used this as the reason for saying the investigation into fraud and corruption charges against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli should not proceed. Dramat briefly testified on Thursday at the inquiry into Mrwebi and suspended deputy director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba’s fitness to hold office. The decision to drop the charges against Mdluli has been a focal point of the inquiry. Dramat was the head of the Hawks, when Mdluli was charged with fraud and corruption charges in 2011. It was alleged that Mdluli and Col Hein Barnard, who was head of procurement in the crime intelligence unit, unlawfully benefited from the acquisition of state vehicles. The...

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