Soon after former Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza’s application to get back his job, cellphone and official vehicle got struck off the urgent roll in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, his daughter allegedly threatened to kill a police officer complainant in a case against Ntlemeza.
News24 has a copy of the recorded phone calls between Ntlemeza’s daughter, Anele, and the police officer, Captain Boitumelo Ramahlaha, who reportedly opened cases of corruption and defeating the ends of justice against Ntlemeza.
News24 reports that in the phone calls, Anele confirmed that it was her who was calling and accused Ramahlaha of “intimidating” her sister, with whom he was allegedly previously romantically involved and warned him to stop “messing around” with her family, saying she would go as far as killing him if he did not stop. She further reportedly said her family were scouring the streets of Pretoria in search of him. She also reportedly said Ramahlaha was the minister’s “fool” and “informant”.
Ramahlaha reportedly told her not to kill him, as he was not the judge.
Private investigator Paul O’Sullivan reportedly said Ramahlaha called him, and together they opened a case of intimidation and conspiracy to murder at Pretoria Central Police Station against Anele.
O’Sullivan is also said to have discovered Anele was listed as being employed by SAPS, but she ended the call with News24 when asked whether she was working for SAPS.
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula apparently questioned the statement when asked by the news website, and the minster further said he could not comment about the telephone conversation that was not about him, but affirmed there was “nothing personal” in the Ntlemeza case but rather it was “what the law required”.
Ramahlaha reportedly said he could not speak to the media.