Cops told to drop Mduli case

2012-05-13 14:40

Johannesburg - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa told the police to stop investigating former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli, the Sunday Independent reported.

Acting police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi confirmed to the newspaper that he was told not to investigate Mdluli.

He was apparently summoned to a meeting with Mthethwa in March, where he was told not to continue with the charges.

Mthethwa, through his spokesperson Zweli Mnisi, denied the meeting ever took place.

"Allegations and insinuations of cover-ups are unfounded and ought to be dismissed out of hand," he was quoted as saying.

However, the Sunday Independent reported that a task team had been formed to investigate Mdluli's accusers.

The Sunday Times reported that a few weeks ago Mdluli tried to get documents seized by the Hawks.

He asked Hawks boss Anwar Dramat to return documents seized during a raid on his office so the office could co-operate with an investigation by the Auditor General.

Mdluli was shifted from his position in crime intelligence this week.

His new post has not yet been announced.

Fraud and corruption charges were dropped against Mdluli earlier this year.

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