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NGOs act against Mdluli

2012-06-03 14:42

Johannesburg - Civil society organisations Corruption Watch and the Social Justice Coalition have filed a joint application to join Freedom Under Law's court application for former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli to be suspended.

"In order to combat corruption it is essential that the law enforcement agencies are seen to be led by people of integrity, free of any taint of corruption," said Corruption Watch's director David Lewis in a statement on Saturday.

He said it was particularly concerning that Mdluli, as one of the country's most senior police officials, was allegedly involved in serious acts of corruption and was under investigation for this.

"We strongly believe that this compromises the ability of the law enforcement authorities to combat corruption. This is the source of our interest in the relief sought in these proceedings," Lewis said.

The two groups believed it was vital the allegations against Mdluli be fully investigated and any decisions made during the investigation be made public.

Freedom Under Law (FUL) on Wednesday said would go ahead with its court application for Mdluli's suspension in spite of acting national police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi announcing Mdluli's suspension last Sunday.

The suspension was then lifted by the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Friday.

The SA Police Service brought an urgent court application in the Johannesburg Labour Court on Saturday afternoon to set aside the lifted suspension.

Comments
  • bfvillet - 2012-06-03 14:48

    Good on you this is what we as citizens can do when government fails us

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-03 14:52

      True, but where are we if NGOS and private citizens have to keep stepping in to do the things govt ought to be doing? If this continues,we'll end up with two governments to fund

      Christopher - 2012-06-03 15:09

      Never mind paying millions in suspended politicians/teachers/police etc salaries whilst our judicial system is rotting!

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-03 15:21

      @Christopher - well the "great suspended with pay" are usually only subject to INTERNAL inquiries. Very seldom does the govt. prosecute. It goes like this: internal inquiry (results of which seldom made public), person re-deployed, re-instated, put on early retirement. Very seldom are these people handed over to the judicial system.

      Juan - 2012-06-03 15:43

      And the worrying thing is that it happenes all the time. Our new government officials can't be ever trusted to do the right thing, they have to be dragged off to court every time. The ANC led farce of a government has absolutely zero integrity. Rediculous

      rbphiri - 2012-06-03 16:02

      Hey Bfvillet I'm suprised you getting a thumbs down! that idiot must be mdluli's cellmate.

  • Scouter - 2012-06-03 15:05

    The truth is the whole of SA Governance is rotten to the core. Better wake up everyone, in a year or so Freedom of Information and Freedom of Speech will have become a long lost virtue of the Rainbow Nation ....

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-03 15:06

    What about the murder charges??? Or does that just get swept under the carpet?? He needs to change that nice blue uniform for a bright orange jump suit. Big babba is waiting for him.

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-03 15:15

      There's an INQUEST (a hearing to determine whether there should be murder charges) starting on Sept 3. If that hearing finds it was murder and that Mdluli was involved, there will then be a trial. The suspension issue that is going on the moment is about misuse and abuse of State Funds.

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-03 15:24

      Either way. Babba is still waiting.

      Scouter - 2012-06-03 15:25

      Well said Lacrimose, you are clearly someone who actually understands what is really going on here. The prison gags are really becoming tiresome and display a lack of intellect.

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-03 15:29

      :) I'm just bemused at getting a thumbs down for clarifying the two issues!

      Jan - 2012-06-03 15:34

      Lacrimose - it works both ways. You get racist whites who will thumbs down anything related to portray South Africa in a positive light and then you get racist blacks (few of them though) who will thumbs down anything that portrays a black man in a negative light even if that man is guilty.

      Scouter - 2012-06-03 15:37

      As I said, lack of intellect. The very same way one interprets the use of bad language, no matter how obviously disguised.

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-03 16:22

      Unfortunately we can not all be geniuses as yourself scouter. For you to sit there and judge a persons intellect based on the humor they enjoy just because you don't. And then have the nerve to insult them. Says a lot about your character Go back to scouter land where you can be king of your domain.

  • Jan - 2012-06-03 15:06

    Waste of money - this money can used for more harder battles. The SAPS has already been granted an order today to confirm his suspension. Why pay lawyers twice when the SAPS is already doing it? They can use that money to challenge the govt's Constitutional court appeal against tolling. I support corruption watch fully - good multi racial board members and I see Mnr Vavi is one of them. More power to them! www.corruptionwatch.org.za

  • terry.burne - 2012-06-03 15:13

    bring the tent and the sawdust - we got all the performers we need for this circus!

      rbphiri - 2012-06-03 16:04

      I'm suprised to see julius not acting like a clown any more, maybe if more people left the anc there would be fewer tents and sawdusts in SA.

  • rbphiri - 2012-06-03 15:55

    The mdluli saga is synonymous to that of the Julius trial; in the sense that he merely gets suspended, and once his suspension was lifted, civil society intervene in consensus for Mdluli to be suspended. He shouldn't be suspended, he should be fired! period. If his not, well we merely condoning corruption and enhancing the bad imagine of our country, when viewed from the international microscope.

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-03 15:59

      Our labour laws do not permit an outright firing. An employer has to follow a specific and rigorous process before someone can be fired. The govt is hamstrung by laws of their own creation.

      Scouter - 2012-06-03 16:21

      Lacrimose - quite right. Some might call it poetic justice but the really sad thing is that it is affecting so many innocent people - and yet the blind continue to follow the pied piper.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-06-03 16:35

      @Lacrimose ....you said it, our labour laws don't permit outright firing...Well this is costing the country financially and costing jobs...NO one wants to employ anyone if they can not fire them.....it's one of the laws preventing the large overseas companies from investing here....so Vavi and the anc shot themselves in the foot with this rule....unless they lift this law...joblessness will persist.believe me, if you employ a useless worker..and you cann't get rid of him...he becomes deadwood in your company...but you still have to pay him...WAKE UP anc...if you want more jobs available...DROP THAT STUPID LAW.

      Scouter - 2012-06-03 19:41

      Sandra & Lacrimose - unfortunatly most of the Western world has fallen foul of this obnoxious notion, which partly explains the mess that it is now in.The right to hire and fire is what makes economies grow - harsh reality but the truth. Come the time Germany will not bail out the Euro - just watch ......

  • busisiwe.duna - 2012-06-03 16:15

    i wonder....nyan;nyan!

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-06-03 16:20

    At last Mdluli what goes around comes around...NO PLACE TO HIDE...AS WELL AS NOBODY WANT YOU....TAKE A HIKE.

  • georgebrightons - 2012-06-03 17:12

    NGO's must act against Zille who has intimidated the Pulic Protector. Maladministration and corruption were levelled against her. This is seen as a direct war to the ruling party by formations.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-06-03 23:14

      Why don't you stick to the subject.

      sally.lewitt - 2012-06-03 23:36

      Are we on the same page..? Not very Bright George..

      andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-06-04 08:53

      As if Helen Zille could intimidate a strong personality such as the Public Prosecutor. What party formations are you on about as none seem to be functioning, so how can it be a war?

      balan.morgen - 2012-06-04 14:15

      @georgebrightons, YOU ARE AN IDIOT

  • Sinobom - 2012-06-03 18:20

    Now is a police man who spz 2 protect us yestarday was our yth president 2morrow will be you, what can we do \kanti\ myb God want his space now not justise

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