Justice Minister Jeff Radebe is demanding answers on the Hawks conducting illegal "renditions" of people from South Africa to Zimbabwe. This follows a Sunday Times exposé on how top investigators from the elite crime-fighting unit were fingered in sending several Zimbabwean nationals to their deaths in Zimbabwe. Radebe says that the renditions "fly in the face of our [SA's] constitution and its values."
If the claims are true, these actions contravene the Immigration Act and breach a government moratorium on deportations to Zimbabwe. It is also in breach of the UN Convention Against Torture, ratified in South Africa ratified in 1998.
According to Sunday Times and Times Live, Radebe said the rendition claims were "very worrying."
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