- Berning Mthandazo Ntlemeza, the former head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks), has a new career in law enforcement
- He started up his own private investigation company,
- Which he believes would be strong competition for Paul O’Sullivan and Mzwandile Petros’ PI companies
After Ntlemeza got fired from the Hawks, he decided to start a private investigation company called Itucare.
As Briefly.co.za reported previously, the 61-year-old appealed the Pretoria High Court’s decision to nullify his appointment as the head of the Hawks, however he lost his appeal to be reinstated when the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled against it.
This meant he was no longer part of the South African Police Services, but he would not let it stop him from doing what he loves.
“I am an investigator and those who thought it was the end of me when I was removed from the Hawks will be surprised. I have many years’ experience in the detective service and will continue with investigations in my private capacity.”, he said.
News24 reported the former Hawks boss printed on his business cards that Itucare could handle several tasks, including tracing, undercover work, polygraph testing, fraud investigations and private protection services.
He used his many years of service in the police force and his position as the head of the Hawks as reasons why people should use his services.
“As the company slogan says, we investigate the alternative and I will be offering my services to members of the public and government,” he said
Although Ntlemeza is moving forward with his life, there is one thing he would never forget- Fikile Mbalula accusing him trying to kill him.
“You know, Mbalula accused me and others of having plotted to kill him. That still offends me even today. I will never forgive him.”
However, he has decided to concentrate his energy on building his business, while enjoying the fact that he is now his own boss.
“I have left the police service and I am my own boss now. I don’t have to account to anyone,” he said this week. “All I am doing now is to focus on my business.”
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