What’s the deal with the Hibana Fire Force?

Hibina, the state-owned firefighting company, has been under the scanner since a series of scandals, with the latest involving an investigation into allegations of child abuse.

It was announced last month that the company would be under investigation for child abuse by the state broadcaster KZN.

Hibinas investigation was first revealed in a story on the BBC. 

According to reports in the state media, the investigation was launched in February this year after Hibas staff allegedly assaulted a child.

The investigation led to the resignation of the head of the company, Hiba Fadili, and his replacement, Mina Al-Alam. 

The investigation was revealed in a report by the broadcaster Khabib Al-Amin, who said the alleged abuse took place between 2013 and 2016.

Al-Anam said he was given “an ultimatum” to leave the company.

“It is not right that my colleagues and I, who were responsible for the safety of the children, had to resign from the Hiba fire department,” he wrote. 

He said he accepted that he was sacked, but that it was unfair and unfair to the children who were harmed.

“They were not given a choice,” he said. 

“I will continue to work for the fire department as long as I am there.

But, now, it is time to move on.” 

“It is time for me to move,” he added.

“I will never stop fighting to improve the lives of the victims.” 

KZN has denied the allegations, and the investigation into Hibines alleged abuses has been ongoing since 2014. 

Last month, the head and chairman of the Hiraia fire department, Ahmed Al-Tayeb, resigned after being rejected by the Hiafada provincial council for his alleged sexual harassment of an alleged victim. 

A statement released by the council on Sunday said that the al-Tayseb “had a long history of sexual harassment and assault” against victims, including children. 

After Al- Tayeb resigned from the department, the council appointed a committee to investigate the allegations. 

Tayeweb was also accused of sexually harassing another alibi witness, a 12-year-old boy, and using the victim’s phone number in an effort to “dissuade” him from coming forward. 

Hibina has also faced allegations of “insulting the personification of the state”, and alarming the government in its efforts to combat the growing threat of terrorism. 

Earlier this month, KHNA reported that Hiba was under investigation over allegations of sexual abuse by members of its firefighting staff. 

An internal investigation by the ministry of justice said that it had “investigated allegations of inappropriate conduct by the company and members of staff of the firefighting units.” 

The inquiry also found that Hibi was not fit for duty. 

It is known that Hibinas firefighting units had become an eyesore, with some members complaining of the sight of their equipment and other members having their faces taken off in public. 

Meanwhile, an internal investigation into Hibi’s conduct has filed against the head of the Hibi fire department for inadequate training and training methods that were used in training of its members. Al-Alamin said in his resignation that he had asked for special treatment and firm support and that the minister of justice had failed to respond to his requests. 

In a statement on Monday, the KHA government said it was aware of the investigation into Hiba and was working with the state to ensure that Hibia is not relegated to a lower level. 

 “We re in touch with the police and are working to find out who is responsible for the abuse,” the statement read. 

On Monday, the president of Hiba told Al Jazeera that the investigation had not completed and he was looking forward to a new investigative process. 

“[We are] in contact with police to find who is responsible for the abuse and ensure that we are not regressed to a lower level,” he said.

“It will not happen without doing everything necessary to get to the bottom of it.” 

Al Alam said that after years of investigating the allegations he would never leave Hiaf