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R5m spent on Mdluli family

2012-04-22 16:27

Joihannesburg - It cost the crime intelligence unit R5m to employ Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli's family members and supply them with luxury cars, according to a report on Sunday.

Seven of Mdluli's relatives were registered as secret agents less than a year after his appointment to head the unit in 2009, City Press reported.

According to a document in the newspaper's possession the cars were part of fleet of luxury vehicles bought for more than R47m over the past five years by the crime intelligence front company.

The documents included affidavits by two senior Hawks investigators, Colonel Kobus Roelofse and Lieutenant Colonel Piet Viljoen, who were probing Mdluli and the crime intelligence secret service account.

According to City Press the affidavits describe how Mdluli had use of seven crime intelligence vehicles - an Audi, three Mercedes Benzes, a BMW, a Jeep and a Lexus. Some of the cars were illegally registered in Mdluli's wife's name.

According to the investigators Mdluli's seven family members, who were secret agents, did little at crime intelligence. In the 18 months since their appointment in 2010 they cost the state more than R5m in salaries and other expenses.

The affidavits also detail how the state was allegedly defrauded by tens of thousands of rands. In one transaction Mdluli's seven-series BMW was traded in for a five-series model, resulting in a shortfall of R90 526.

In Parliament last week acting national police commissioner Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi hinted that the Hawks' probe into the "looting" of a crime intelligence "slush fund" may not necessarily be over.

He said he was considering instituting disciplinary steps against police officers mentioned in Hawks' statements.

Comments
  • Alfred - 2012-04-22 16:36

    There really is just no end to these scumbags. How people can defend them let alone vote for them is beyond me.

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-22 16:51

      Welcome to Africa where the criminal rules!

      Oscar - 2012-04-22 16:54

      Yes, F the poor, they are mentally challenged and deserve this for voting the ANC into power.

      Squeegee - 2012-04-22 17:28

      Spare a thought for our President. He does not know any honest people so how can he appoint honest officials...?

      Don.Tandy - 2012-04-22 18:21

      Anarchy Nepotism Corruption

      Ronald - 2012-04-22 21:05

      The people in the realms of the SA government departments(not all I must say) are really putting the Nigerian fraud artists to shame. These people must have little sleep while thinking up all these ideas to rob the SA public, and I suspect we are just scratching the surface. Never have I come across such a concerted effort by a group in any context that has such a single minded drive to steal, defraud and lie to enrich themselves. Anybody can see which group is the common denominator.

      Sedick - 2012-04-22 22:36

      They are friends of the Head of the Shower........

      John - 2012-04-23 04:27

      @Squeegee. You're right his CV was perfect for Zuma.

  • Dennis - 2012-04-22 16:37

    Wake up sheeple, the corrupt ANC are giving you a giant finger and it seems like you enjoy the feeling !!! VOTE THESE CROOKS OUT !!

      Rob - 2012-04-23 08:57

      This must be the " economic freedom " the ANCYL is going on about.

  • ArchAngel - 2012-04-22 16:40

    About time this was exposed. Maybe they should check the in-laws as well : Might just provide some more information : as illegal assets tend to get hidden via third and forth parties : ...

  • IAnon - 2012-04-22 16:41

    Just Beyond Words -

  • Piet - 2012-04-22 16:45

    And the worst part of all of this? Next election they will vote for them again. what did Einstein say, the definition of stupidity is to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result each time....

  • pws69 - 2012-04-22 16:47

    Only R5 million? Must just be getting warmed up. Juju needs to give him lessons on pilfering and plundering.

  • Gerda Malherbe - 2012-04-22 16:52

    No wonder he is named as the next police boss - just as corrupt as the two before him, all JZs little fat friends. Corrupt, liers and cheats the lot of them

  • Kevin - 2012-04-22 16:53

    we are no longer surprised at all the corruption that is surfacing. investigative journalism deserves applause. we know why the ANCorrupt wants to silence the nation with their secrecy bill.

  • Gogs Lombard - 2012-04-22 17:01

    The openness with which massive fraud etc is committed is very disturbing. Their blatant disregard for the rule of law and the citizens of this country forces me to believe that for once Juju was correct in comparing Showerhead to a dictator

  • Sharon - 2012-04-22 17:04

    This guy Richard Mdluli gives me the jeebies. And he is earmarked to be our next police commissioner? We thought we couldn't do worse than Jackie Selebi, then we thought we couldn't do worse than Bheki-shoot-to-kill Cele. Better stop thinking!

  • Shirley - 2012-04-22 17:06

    Maybe the whole of the Hawks Supply Chain personnel should be fired for not doing their job. Dont they work according to the PFMA.

      Vic - 2012-04-22 17:58

      Shirley, it's called 'Selective Appointees' because whenever they're onto something hot, it gets quashed. That's why the Scorpions got disbanded.

      pws69 - 2012-04-22 18:04

      The Prosecutor investigating this clown was put on suspension. Tells you how much political weight is supporting this criminal. Zuma, is that you I hear in the distance claiming innocence?

      John - 2012-04-23 04:35

      You know Shirley, I sit over here and all I read is "don't worry the Hawks will get them, the SARS is all over it, they'll be in jail soon, my question is....WHEN??? looks to me as though the Hawks and SARS only work a one day week in the Xmas holidays.

  • Chad - 2012-04-22 17:10

    I am going attempt to be a fortune teller..... in the not do distant future the Hawks will be disbanded....

      John - 2012-04-23 04:39

      You're right Chad, might as well disband them now for all the good they're doing.

      Balan - 2012-04-23 12:39

      Yes scorpions disbanded and hawks came in, when hawks are disbanded snakes will come in, but snakes hibernate for 6 months of the year and the rats will continue with their dirty tricks.

  • Manie - 2012-04-22 17:13

    it became our national sport.

      John - 2012-04-23 04:40

      And the head coach is showerhead.

  • molokor2 - 2012-04-22 17:24

    Zuma we r waiting to hear frm u , cause u r always commenting on malema ?

      Amused-Reader - 2012-04-22 17:39

      I think that there is little doubt that Zuma is up to his neck in this, probably not the corruption, but the cover up. He can't afford not to be.\r\n\r\nThat said, that is on the conscience of every fool that voted a clearly corrupt Zuma into power, this is the innevitable consequence of such stupidity.\r\n\r\nWe you one of those fools ??

      John - 2012-04-23 04:46

      @Amused-Reader. I have given you a thumbs up for your comment for the parts I can understand. But please can you or anybody out there tell me why so many people use this r\n\r\n\r\\n. I'm ready for the ridicule but I'd like to know. No offense.

  • Pule - 2012-04-22 17:39

    Where is Joihannesburg?

      Marlene Black - 2012-04-22 20:51

      You don't know where Johannesburg is?

      Balan - 2012-04-23 12:23

      @ pule, in front of your house

  • Johan - 2012-04-22 17:41

    its not only in this state department that family members and friends are employed. it's a well known practice troughout municipalities and other goverment institutions.

  • makuzeniz - 2012-04-22 17:42

    The fraudulently used money is from poor taxpayers - the current government does not care.

  • Chien-Teng - 2012-04-22 17:46

    Secret Agents huh... secretly colluding, black mailing, murdering, politicking and ass kissing. Has Mdluli's family of very secret agents contributed in any positive way to the Crime Intelligence? But then again, considering who our president is and who he appointed as ministers and that 30% pass mark is good enough and mediocrity is like the best, why expect more? And you wonder why we haven't tackled Rhino poaching effectively, and why we harbour so many criminals within our boarders. Nepotism and crony-ism is the new game. And these people have lost their humility once they have gain power and forgot what it is like to be struggling.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-22 17:50

    You people are all just a bunch of whiners get off your butts and do something about your complaints.

      Arnold - 2012-04-22 17:56

      suggestions Mike..we are already supporting the opposition.You perhaps have some malemaesque ideas?????

      pws69 - 2012-04-22 18:06

      We are. This is just a forum to spread the word.

      kensong.ben - 2012-04-22 18:23

      @ mike ..i second u on that ; but it is easy to say ,but no so easy to do . Remember the masse not the vote conscious unfortunatly hav the final word

      Anton - 2012-04-22 18:23

      ....and what do you suggest we do? This is a no-return issue...

      Hoosen Essa - 2012-04-23 01:33

      stop paying taxes in protest!!!

  • mnthane - 2012-04-22 17:54

    What a FARCE!!!

  • Grace - 2012-04-22 18:05

    Calling SARS...

      John - 2012-04-23 05:53

      SSh, do not disturb, siesta time right now.

  • kensong.ben - 2012-04-22 18:13

    Go ahead ..rape , rape the treasury ..rape it more n more .afterall why should we be ahead of our african brothers ? Let us bring this country in par with zim and rwanda ..that is ubuntu ..disgusting to say the least.

  • luzukotosh - 2012-04-22 18:58

    I'm not suprised, Cele is not alone

  • rmentoor1 - 2012-04-22 19:12

    People like mduli and many others that contribute or are fully involved in corruption should be put away! At the end of the day we all suffer because of bad decisions and greed because of people who are suppose to be our leaders!

  • simakoko - 2012-04-22 19:42

    Why they are afraid of Mduli, I just don't understand!!

  • Zahir - 2012-04-22 20:50

    Plase remind me why we still pay tax I thought it was meany to improve the country not for every one in a govt job to have a secret slush fund?

      Ze Don - 2012-04-23 07:55

      Because we haven't got a choice! If we had a legal way to withhold our tax I know I would...

  • Bheki - 2012-04-23 00:56

    The country is robbed by people who are surpuse to protect it, this is bad.

      John - 2012-04-23 08:34

      Vote DA

  • Savannah - 2012-04-23 08:19

    I'm speechless..... WTF??? Come on South Africans, next time let's all use our vote to get rid of these bloodsuckers who rob us daily. How much more are we all going to take? Enough now!!!! We are responsible for making the change that is needed. Let's Do It! E-Tolls, the Information Bill, Corruption at all levels, poor service delivery, lack of basic healthcare, the state of education, high taxes, pensions... and the list goes on. What are we going to do about it?

      Mike Purchase - 2012-04-23 08:46

      Im with you Savannah

      Reggie - 2012-05-04 13:39

      Correct. However, the majority of the population still vote based on loyalty and color and promises. This county's politicas are race based and not policy/issues based. TIA and we will need a war/famine/economic collapase before we the population will vote politicains based on policies. Look at SA - president dresses in suites & then takes 7 wives claimig its his cilture. Why not go overseas in skins & Nike's man !!! Confused.Frustrated.Cannot understand how majority of the population think in SA.

  • Arthur - 2012-04-23 08:37

    "...he was considering instituting disciplinary steps against police officers mentioned". What disciplin? Send the f****ers straight to jail, better yet, add to that some hard labor so they can pay their debt back to society. If criminals built our roads maybe we wouldn't need e-tolls. Win win.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-04-23 09:36

    As usual no one will be prosecuted, no one will do time and no money will be recovered, then these blue mafia idiots will still believe that they have any power over or respect from the public.

  • Vernon - 2012-04-23 11:22

    that is why they want to pass this info bill so eagerly.

  • Lucky - 2012-04-26 14:38

    this is so disgusting we really need true leaders not this greedy bastard

  • Reggie - 2012-05-04 13:32

    If the CEO of a company is a crook, what do you think the directors (MPS) are up to becuase its shareholders (SA tax payers) money.These dudes are plundering this country and not too long, we will be like Zim. TIA

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