Richard Mdluli's suspension lifted

2012-03-28 21:22

Johannesburg - Crime intelligence boss Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli's suspension has been lifted, national police spokesperson Brigadier Lindela Mashigo said on Wednesday.

"A decision was taken to lift the suspension of Lieutenant General Mdluli and Major General Solomon Lazarus concurrently," said Mashigo. "This has been an internal process and will not be discussed further in the public domain."

Mashigo said the resolution took effect on Tuesday.

Mdluli was suspended last year after his arrest for murder and fraud - charges which were subsequently withdrawn.

Lazarus was suspended pending an investigation into his and other official's alleged abuse of the division’s R200m secret services account.

The allegations against Mdluli included defrauding crime intelligence to buy two new BMWs for himself and his wife; appointing or promoting family members to the agent programme and the unauthorised use of safe houses for his personal benefit.

Mdluli was believed to be trusted by President Jacob Zuma and was seen as the front-runner to replace General Bheki Cele as police chief, according to newspaper reports.

  • Sharon - 2012-03-28 21:27

    I asked the forum recently what the consequences for misbehaving are, and I guess here, in a nutshell, is my answer - None whatsoever!

      mholthuysen - 2012-03-28 21:32

      Indeed and the answer you got in the article: "Mdluli was believed to be trusted by President Jacob Zuma" - connections that is all what counts - with those you can rob the tax payer blind. Internal process my backside - another ANC cover up - as presented each and every day!

      Godfrey - 2012-03-28 21:56

      @Sharon You are wrong when you say -None whatsoever, the correct answer is PROMOTION!!!!!

      Sharon - 2012-03-28 22:02

      Too true, Godfrey, you got me on that one!

  • Ian - 2012-03-28 21:28

    Run Bheki Cele run!

  • lavida.locca - 2012-03-28 21:37

    south Africa

  • lavida.locca - 2012-03-28 21:37

    south Africa

      Adam - 2012-03-28 21:43

      God help south africa, this is an absolute insult to all south africans.

      Oscar - 2012-03-29 03:45

      Some homo-sapiens are just not fit to govern a country.

      John - 2012-03-29 05:09

      @Oscar, give us a break here, I'm sure you meant primates can never govern a country.

  • Gogs Lombard - 2012-03-28 21:54

    If South Africans were worried before, they should now be terrified. This man is dangerous and Zuma knows he needs him on his side. This is one of the scariest things this government has done.

      Scouter - 2012-03-28 23:07

      You are so right Gogs - standby for the imergence of a 'Zim CIO' styled internal security agency before the next election.

  • Adam - 2012-03-28 22:03

    Why shouldn't the process be discussed publically, seeing the public pay their f##king salaries,pensions and entertainment costs, as well as their thieving? I want to know how all these charges just go away. Time to say goodbye to South Africa.

  • Scouter - 2012-03-28 22:11

    "This has been an internal process and will not be discussed further in the public domain." And this statement, folks, is a precursor to what we can expect at every turn in the future if the 'infamous bill' is not stopped in its tracks. We are tetering on the edge of totalitarianism or if you prefer, becoming a carbon copy of Zimbabwe. The parallels have become a terrifying reality, frighteningly quickly

  • Sunette - 2012-03-28 22:14

    We are heading for a Dictatorship faster than any of us realize!!! This is a travesty! Ready yourselves to be addressing Zuma as "King Jacob" after the next election. He is gathering his troops!!!

  • Georg - 2012-03-28 22:21

    Let's see how long it takes for an ANC suppota to call all of the above posters racists. Is there ANY hope left for this country?

      Scouter - 2012-03-28 23:38

      No - the writing is on the wall, I am afraid to say. SA has passed the point of no return this evening.

  • Observer - 2012-03-28 22:26

    This will all end when we the New Republic change the ruling idiots and determine the right way to run a country. The ineptuitude of this moronic bunch of sycophants is amazing. Still, they will be no match for the masses when mobilized.....we will not tolerate this stupidity and corruption. If they think they can get away with this, they just need to remember Ghadafi, Mubarak, Ceaucescu, Pol Pot, Idi Amin etc. The true South African will never submit to tyranny or despots....LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC !!!!!

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-28 22:36

    "This has been an internal process and will not be discussed further in the public domain." Preview to the Protection of Information Act. Arrogance, Nepotism and Corruption. Public enemy #1.

  • croets - 2012-03-28 22:43

    We can now put the Nostradamus & Siener Van Rensburg books away!!! The picture is starting to get very clear all on its own.

  • Hugo - 2012-03-28 22:45


      Scouter - 2012-03-29 06:15

      That no longer has anything to do with it and if you don't pay their salary, they will just take your land(which they will do anyway, eventually).

  • Ivan - 2012-03-28 22:53

    And I was fired for talking about dog food. what a sick pathetic joke.

  • Frank - 2012-03-28 22:56

    No doubt anymore. Zuma is taking over the police. His "colonels" and now this. His "wetwork" squad are now in place. Run Malema, run Chele, run everyone opposing his re-election. You have all got big targets on your backs. Dictatorship is imminent. We might not have any further "democratic" elections in this country.

      John - 2012-03-29 05:19

      Malema, now's the time to start your own party and split the votes, your ass is on the line. See, when you had Mbeki ousted for Zuma you got what you wished for. LMF#$&*AO

      Scouter - 2012-03-29 05:50

      @JohnB - if Malema had any kind of understanding of the seriousness of the situation(which he doesn't) he would be arranging his own exile right now. When Mugabe gained this sort of power, fatal accidents started occuring.

      John - 2012-03-29 07:53

      @Scouter, right I forgot about that thanks for the reminder. JuJu should head for Harare and seek asylum with his bud. Showerhead is gathering his forces and forming a "laager". Heads are going to roll, these vocal critics are playing with fire. Run Malemmer run.

      Scouter - 2012-03-29 10:03

      That just about sums it up John, I think.

  • Dave - 2012-03-28 23:03

    Where is the D A in this fiasco? SPEAK UP!!!

  • davy.botha - 2012-03-28 23:38

    Normally there woul be some people defending this stance that was taken by the government so why are they not saying anything, is this to much even for them

  • Bertus - 2012-03-29 00:21

    S&P downgraded SA's growth from stable to negative. Well, what happened the past few weeks with cronies jumping ranks and a suspected fraudster re-appointed in his senior position at the SAPS, judicial reviews and talks about constitutional reviews by government, the dangerous Info Bill and not to mention the rising service delivery protests going on, I say all of SA's rankings will fall faster than you can say ANC.

      Scouter - 2012-03-29 06:03

      .... and I would say you are spot on Bertus in your assessment. SA is being regarded already by those that matter as becoming just another tin-pot totalitarian African state up for grabs. An unhealthy Chinese influence doesn't help matters either.

  • Mart - 2012-03-29 04:39

    We indeed regress from subline, to way past ridiculous. We live in a kleptocracy and the writing on the wall this time is irreversibly bleak. Zuma has decided that Mdluli is the man to lead the 'crushing of the rebellion' within and without the ANC. The game is on.

      John - 2012-03-29 05:34

      Mart, after having a great chuckle at Louis's comment you have brought me down to earth with a bang. In my heart I wish you were wrong but, my friend you are spot on. Watch this space, you guys back home are in for a rough ride!

  • Marina - 2012-03-29 06:07

    The government is on a place name-changing spree. They should start with the renaming of South Africa. How does The Autocratic Republic of Gangstaland sound?

  • Carry - 2012-03-29 06:26

    What a replacement for ano outgoing fraudster and thief - a murderer and fraudster. Anc are once again right on the mark !!!!!!!! And no, this is not about race anc supporters, this is all about choice now - so please choose wisely in future and help save this country.

      John - 2012-03-29 08:02

      Absolutely Carry, this is no race issue, this is our future issue. Choose wisely SAcans.

  • Mncedisi - 2012-03-29 06:27

    Well am nt suprise at all, where are those who were supporting Zuma, Vavi, Malema,blade some were even ready to kill for him. I suppose Mbeki have knw that Zuma its nt to be trusted. Right nw it frastact to be south african with all that its happing.

  • Scouter - 2012-03-29 06:37

    I want to know where all the regular defenders of the ANC faith stand on this issue - their silence is uncharacteristically deafening

      John - 2012-03-29 08:08

      In this whole thread today there is only 6 thumbs down, but not one pro cANCer comment. Do we dare to think that people are stunned at this latest development?

      Scouter - 2012-03-29 10:08

      A hope too far - truth is that most thinking South Africans have becomed so desensitised by the numbing ludicracy of the situation that they feel totally disempowered. All part of the grand ANC plot - 'wear the bastards down', so to speak.

  • Carry - 2012-03-29 06:41

    And the only mention of the DA in today's news ........... is the faulty condom story. Come DA, time to wake up now. Mdluli, tollgates, murdering, raping, pillaging, etc, - are all awaiting your attention already.

      John - 2012-03-29 08:14

      Not a single comment from the DA regarding this very important issue. Maybe they're gobsmacked.

      esme.collins1 - 2012-03-29 09:30

      Not true Carry. Read DA newscast ...... they are certainly not being mum about this incident!

  • smohloli - 2012-03-29 06:44

    Ya neh.........Zuma's ANC, this is the part were i stop voting, there' comes a time when justifying some things becomes unsustainable!mxm

      Scouter - 2012-03-29 06:58

      Vote counting irregularities lay ahead - amongst many of the other unpleasant side effects that go with absolute power.

  • Hettie - 2012-03-29 09:21


  • esme.collins1 - 2012-03-29 09:27

    If there is nothing to hide, why are the findings not made public? The arrogrance of the statement ......"this is an internal process and will not be discussed in the public domain" They keep forgetting that their salaries are paid for by the tax payer and put bluntly, they are the servants of the tax payer!!!

      Scouter - 2012-03-29 10:52

      And 'frankly my dear - they don't give a damn'. All Gone with the Wind, if you will forgive my poetic licence.

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