Mdluli issue: Minister may be called to explain

2012-05-09 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa could soon be asked to explain the ongoing saga involving controversial head of the crime intelligence unit, Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli, to Parliament.

Police portfolio committee chairperson Sindi Chikunga said yesterday the committee would consider asking Mthethwa to come and explain. She does not believe that Mdluli himself should be invited. No date has been set for a decision.

DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard tabled an official motion in the committee yesterday asking for extraordinary meetings to be held about the Mdluli matter.

Chikunga said after the committee meeting yesterday that she repeatedly brings up the Mdluli matter with the minister.

ANC MP Annelize van Wyk the committee should clarify the matter with the minister “at the appropriate time. I’m not saying we should wait until the matter has played itself out in the media. That would be irresponsible,” she said.

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