Public to stay in dark over Mdluli findings

2012-04-24 22:36
Cape Town -  Public Protector Thuli Madonsela conceded on Tuesday that as with the outcome of other investigations by the intelligence oversight office, the findings of the Richard Mdluli investigation will not be made public.

"I had not thought of that. It is true that my default position is to make public my findings and hers [inspector general of intelligence Faith Radebe] is not," Madonsela said.

She said that Radebe would share her findings with her.

Madonsela was speaking at Parliament in Cape Town where she earlier said that she would hold fire on allegations that the crime intelligence boss abused state funds, as the matter was still with Radebe.

"I gave the matter to my counterpart in intelligence because she is already involved," Madonsela told a media briefing in Cape Town.

"She is looking at it and we will see how it pans out."

Madonsela was recently approached by the Democratic Alliance and the FW de Klerk Foundation to investigate reports that Mdluli had abused R5m in police intelligence funds by appointing family members as secret agents.

She said a preliminary look into matter revealed that Radebe had not concluded her own, advanced investigation into the case.

"It makes sense to allow the inspector general of intelligence to conclude and to take a watching brief."

Knows what to do

Mdluli is tipped to become the country's next police commissioner, but has been riding a storm of controversy.

He was reinstated as crime intelligence chief in February after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) dropped fraud and corruption charges relating to the abuse of the secret service account.

This came two months after the NPA withdrew murder charges against him relating to the 1999 killing of a love rival.

Media reports at the weekend said Radebe wrote to acting police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, asking that criminal charges against Mdluli be reinstated, but came under top-level political pressure to withdraw the recommendation.

Madonsela said she had met with Radebe and was not given any indication that she was giving in to political duress.

"I really got the sense that she knows what to do and is doing that."

Madonsela has also been asked to investigate reports that Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa used R200 000 from the police intelligence slush fund to build a wall around his private home.

The minister himself has asked the auditor general (AG) to investigate the matter.

Madonsela said she may therefore adopt the same approach as with the Mdluli matter.

"If the AG is looking at the Mthethwa matter we would want to know who was asked first. There is no point in duplicating work."
- SAPA
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