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Mkhwanazi signed Mdluli suspension

2012-05-21 10:30

Johannesburg - Acting police chief Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi signed a notice of suspension for former police crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli, according to a report on Monday.

"I signed a notice of suspension on Sunday [May 13] but other than that I'm not sure... was it delivered and what's the latest on it," Mkhwanazi told SABC radio news.

On Friday, Mdluli told the public broadcaster that he had not been served with a suspension notice.
Mkhwanazi said it was up to "a deputy national commissioner" to communicate to Mdluli.

Mkhwanazi said after Mdluli was removed as crime intelligence head earlier this month, "he was going to report to one of the deputy national commissioners, and he is the one communicating with Mdluli, not me".

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced on May 9 that Mdluli would be moved from crime intelligence to a position in the office of the deputy national police commissioner for operations, Fannie Masemola.

Mdluli was first suspended in 2011 when he was arrested on fraud and murder allegations, but that suspension was lifted in March this year. Mthethwa then announced his move.

Since then, several media had reported he was served with a second suspension notice and that he had until Tuesday to give reasons as to why he should not be suspended again.

Comments
  • Peter - 2012-05-21 10:51

    Suspended with full pay and perks?

      Nigel - 2012-05-21 11:13

      Yes of course, that's how it works in a morally twisted society.

      carpejugulim - 2012-05-21 11:18

      is there any other way they get suspended?

      Deon - 2012-05-21 12:21

      You can get suspended without pay, but it does not happen often in SA.

      carpejugulim - 2012-05-21 12:49

      Deon they should be suspended without pay but aren't and they certainly don't pay back their salaries or perks if found guilty

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-21 13:31

      @carpejugulim ...nor do they ever pay back the money they took in corrupt deeds..or for the court cases (which is costing this country a fortune).

  • Marion - 2012-05-21 10:55

    Reminds me of another recent saga... Suspended. Appeal. Suspended. Appeal. Suspended. Appeal. Expelled(Fired). Appeal...

      Andiswa - 2012-05-21 13:42

      @marion, sure does sounds familiar, the thing is that most of these officials feel entitled to these positions and they have an attitude that they cant be fired rather give them another cushy position where they will fail to do their jobs and just keep being employed even with their complete incompetence...

  • Sharon - 2012-05-21 11:03

    This is a roller coaster of note! All these ups and downs makes my head spin. Just fire him already!

  • Bibi - 2012-05-21 11:04

    I suppose this is good news, but it should never have happened in the first place. The police chief (and any government relating officer) should sign something similar to the Hippocratic oath about serving (yup you are only servants)the country. Where is our esteemed president on all this criminal and fraudulent activities. Has he stood up and wagged his finger and said NO MORE to all the Cele's, Selebi's, Schaiks, (replaced by the Guptas)Mduli's, and every single minister that enriched himself by fraudulent means and fire them immediately without suspension and a big golden handshake. Why does he not stand up and say to his education dept and health dept (publicly) to get their acts together instead of blaming it on Model C schools and Bantu education. He is too busy pro-creating, defending himself from various legal woes, flying around the world, trying to hide all the illegal activities of him and his cronies that he has forgotten what his job entails.

      brianmacza - 2012-05-21 11:07

      You forgot about suing artists.... much more important than doing his job.

      carpejugulim - 2012-05-21 11:19

      bwahahaha so true Brian, that and being offended and hurt ...

  • Nigel - 2012-05-21 11:11

    The ANC have brought our country to a very odd & disturbing place where 'wrong' is the accepted norm and 'right' is a concept beyond their understanding. And the followers? Well, they'll just follow as usual.

  • carpejugulim - 2012-05-21 11:31

    What happened to a "return of service" where the recipient's signature is displayed on the document. "I signed a notice of suspension on Sunday [May 13] but other than that I'm not sure... was it delivered and what's the latest on it," Mkhwanazi told SABC radio news. Surely to heavens you cannot sign and authorise something as important as a notice of suspension without doing the necessary follow up?

  • daniel.motlhatlhedi - 2012-05-21 11:33

    Come on Mr Nhlanhla Mkhwanzi things dont work like that if you gave an order you follow it up to the end, unless you dont know what your doing or your lying to us.

  • Innocent - 2012-05-21 12:12

    Thanks khwanazi to sign a suspension letter to mr Mdluli.but becarefull those work follow a procedures are not last to ANC led government.your rileave a Nation from dark. Minister Mthethwa was undirectionless.

  • Deon - 2012-05-21 12:22

    Some good news for a change, we are tired of the "below the belt" stories.

  • Christopher - 2012-05-21 13:15

    Very good Mr Mkhwanazi to suspend Mr Fraud Star Mdluli even though u late.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-21 13:28

    Do not suspend this criminal....fire him...why should our tax money pay him his wages while Mdluli is on suspension. Although there does seem some uncertainty about the suspension....seems none of them actually want to be the one to do it....Mdluli has many little secrets on most of them...it seems.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-05-21 14:16

    What secrets does Mdluli hold? Or is he bluffing his comrades behind closed doors. Understanding the absolute corruption and mismanagement which has occurred under his watch, it seems that he was partying to hard to do any intelligence work, besides who was he spying on, his own comrades, and for what? If he did, which is doubtful, was he preparing for his inevitable downfall, preparing his get out of jail card. Camarade verses Camarade. It all reminds me of those Mad comics, Spy verses Spy.

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