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Sexwale asks protector to probe Mdluli

2012-05-19 14:04

Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has been asked by Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale to investigate the possible abuse of authority and state resources by former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

"The objective... is to leave no stone unturned in establishing the truth around this saga and... to ensure that the tendency to use state resources to pursue party political positions is stemmed out," the Human Settlements ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Sexwale made the request because of allegations made by Mdluli in a report where he fingered a number of ANC leaders who were allegedly part of a plot to unseat President Jacob Zuma.

"Minister Sexwale, whose name was mentioned as ostensibly central to the alleged plot, through his lawyers - Mkhabela Huntley Adekeye - has lodged a complaint with the office of the Public Protector to investigate the matter," the statement said.

Last year, Mdluli claimed that former president Thabo Mbeki's "camp" was trying to take over crime intelligence ahead of the ANC's elective conference in Manguang later this year.

“These were the very same members that were involved in negative campaigning at the ANC conference in Polokwane," Mdluli said in a letter to Zuma later.

“They were in Mbeki’s camp and trying to take control of the intelligence environment within the police by devious tactics.”

Others named in the report - called Ground Coverage Intelligence Report - included former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa, ANC national executive committee members Fikile Mbalula, Jeff Radebe, Tony Yengeni, Cassel Mathale and David Mabuza.

Last year, Mdluli faced fraud and corruption charges relating to alleged misuse of a crime intelligence fund, the purchase of luxury vehicles and the hiring of family members. He also faced a murder charge for the death of his former lover's husband.

Both sets of charges were withdrawn and Mdluli was reinstated as head of crime intelligence.

On May 9, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa announced that Mdluli would be shifted from his position to another division.

Comments
  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-19 14:15

    Let's rather have the Public protector, Thuli Madonsela, investgate the realtionship between Tokyo Sexwale and Juliua Malema, and what money did he put in any of his accounts !!!! This is far more important to the public !!

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-19 14:23

      Yip, One snake ask PP to investigate another snake. Sexwale is behind the mine nationalisation idea of Malema. He is sitting with some mines that is not so profitable anymore and can't get rid of it. People who think he is our saviour is in for a rude awakening.

      Ditantane - 2012-05-19 14:28

      in which sense is that public interest than abuse of state power, clarify pls!

      Gieljam - 2012-05-19 14:37

      Ya looks like some now wants to score points on this Mduli ,(dooley?) One moment he is so to say let off the hook by the minister of police and then T.S. who is also a minister says no investigate him. Now I ask you Why and who is driving what to where and when and will remain a mystery for many.

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-19 14:42

      In the end they (jz, ts, km, jm) is in it for the $$$$. Nothing more. They don't give a damn about the citizens of the country. Only when the voting fodder realise that and demand accountability through their voting pattern will the country as a whole move forward. But for them it is important to keep us devided and currently it seems that they are doing a great job about it.

      Louise - 2012-05-19 15:29

      It depends if the money was part of a range of donations that Sexwale makes to various organsiations - if the Malema trust was merely one of several organsiations that receive charity from Sexwale, it's not very significant.

      Press - 2012-05-19 15:38

      Isin't the Public Protector supposed to protect the public - rather than members of the governing party against its governmnet ?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-19 17:51

      Lesetjam, If I need to be examined is not at issue here, We are talking here about Toky Sexwale, the most dangerous man in SA politics !!

  • Mohubedu - 2012-05-19 14:15

    Politcs just a dirty game, i fil 4 madonsela, she must watch herself caus 1 mistak she s gone

      rbphiri - 2012-05-19 14:58

      It's a dirty game indeed, but ironically most criminals in parliament have clean records. I guess money can wash one's sins away.

  • Mohubedu - 2012-05-19 14:16

    Politcs just a dirty game, i fil 4 madonsela, she must watch herself caus 1 mistak she s gone

      Press - 2012-05-19 15:33

      Ha - the dice has been rolled . . . .

  • Rabble-Rouser - 2012-05-19 14:26

    Looks like the hounds are starting to turn and hunt the fox. Clever move by Sexwale. The Zuma camp has probably been appeasing and protecting Mdluli because he has too much dirt on them. Getting the public protector, who is an independant authority to investigate, means that he doesn't have to get his hands dirty. Let the skeletons in the closet rattle. They probably have a story to tell.

      rbphiri - 2012-05-19 15:07

      Talking about skeletons, did you see the president's BONEr.

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-05-20 03:04

      The prez must see the positive side also. Whit that thing the ladies wil lline up for him, anorher 6 or 7 brides

  • Lazarus - 2012-05-19 14:28

    Do unto others u want them do unto u.Zuma's fate lies in the way he treated Mbeki.

  • rbphiri - 2012-05-19 14:29

    The only reason SexAwhale is requesting this is because the man has ambitions of becoming president, since he knows Zuma and Mdluli are friends. So he wants to come off as someone who believes in Justice. MR Murray I think we going to need another portrait please.

      Louise - 2012-05-19 15:26

      Not so - Sexwale is the hell in that his name is mentioned in a report behind his back with serious allegations about him. that is perfectly normal and if it happened to you, you would be equally upset. Furthermore, Sexwale was in the process of sueing Mdluli for slander when Sexwale's documents relating to the court case, mysteriously disappeared in a burglary at his lawyer's home. Strange, isn't it?

      Pedrosa - 2012-05-19 22:53

      This is the naked truth,Tokyo has every right to stand agaist the rest.Mdluli allerged that Tokyo has been plotting to overthrow president Zuma,this allegation has not been proven by interlegence,propably because it's baseless.Richard Mdluli derseve dismissal,we saw miscarriage of justice when he was re-instated to his position when charges where withdrawn agaist him.I wonder weather Madonsela will have the audacity to tell us the true,this is a highly sensetive interllegence matter,that's why people are not talking about it.

  • zwivhuyamufamadi - 2012-05-19 14:39

    Mr Sexwale y dnt u just start ur own party? U got the cash. Cz u reali r power hungry Mr sexwale.

      rbphiri - 2012-05-19 15:04

      Sex A Whale, should go back to making Free Willy movies

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-19 15:06

      Zwivhuyamufamadi, "Power hungry", would not be a problem, but Sexwale is "power mad" Libya just got rid of theirs !! So many want Zuma out....maybe one should be careful of one's wishes; Zuma out! Tokyo Sexwale in !! Plus Julius Malema !!! End of democracy !!!! Start of state tyranny !!!!!

      Jeffrey - 2012-05-19 15:36

      @RPhiri, Seems like it's JZ that has the "Free Willy" movies at the moment.

  • magomarele - 2012-05-19 14:41

    To move this country forward, There should be no Malema, Zuma & Mdluli in our government and no Nationalisation of mines or banks or insurances or cellphone companies. Zuma is as crooked as Malema and apartheid Regime.

      koos.vandermerwe.92 - 2012-05-19 14:46

      Rightly or wrongly the apartheid regime looked after the people that kept them in power. That is where the difference lies.

  • clivegoss - 2012-05-19 14:54

    Politicians are like bananas. They are all yellow, they are all bent, and they are all bunched together

      Keith - 2012-05-19 16:34

      And they go bad very quickly.

      Jenny - 2012-05-26 15:27

      Slippery too.

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-05-19 14:58

    The man is gearing for presidency

      rbphiri - 2012-05-19 15:10

      Someone needs to "strip" him of his power, before he GEARS UP

      Press - 2012-05-19 15:35

      Yes - why would any young urban kid want a conservative tribalist as a president ?

  • Fanie - 2012-05-19 15:15

    Let the games begin, Mangaung's going to be special. All the knives will be out, a first for the ANC on this scale. Sit back and enjoy.....

  • Barefoot - 2012-05-19 15:17

    I reckon we should put all these politicians on Robben Island let them fight it out, tired of these people playing games while the country is running to the ground

  • nelson.maboko - 2012-05-19 15:25

    Tokyo what are playing at, are you trying to get Thuli fired? If she investigates this case they will fire her for poor performance, or that case of her son crashing the state car will be reopened. These guys have no brains, wena just shush, JZ will not get another term, he is going to self distract.

      Keith - 2012-05-19 16:36

      He "self distracts" with his umpteen wives and girl friends.

      Jenny - 2012-05-19 16:58

      Agree with Keith. He doesn't seem to need any help to self-destruct and is quite capable of doing it all by himself.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-19 17:49

      @nelson, she is a big girl. let her roll and sweep out the dirt under the carpets.

  • Mark - 2012-05-19 15:36

    Okay, so that's Tokyo now getting rid of people he doesn't like, using supposedly neutral avenues. Becoming more and more like the politburo every day where each of the chosen few have their turn "cleansing" the areas they decide on. We now have communists investigating nazis, trade unions attempting to manage an economy run by capitalists and a full house of idiots some of whom wonder aloud about what causes lightening. Now we just need Zooma to appoint his many wives as ambassadors and we'll be there - Mamparaland in all it's splendour.

      Pieriewaaier - 2012-05-19 17:11

      And don't forget our Minister of Justice trained by the Stazis in East Germany now attacking the judiciary. Sad, sad...Mamparaland indeed!

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-05-19 15:48

    Ag please. Is tokyo scratching way back there in his closet to see if he can find some old skeletons. This is nothing but a political fiasco just before election time.

  • Andre - 2012-05-19 16:09

    Sexwale is forever playing his sails to the wind, not that I disagree one bit about this one. He is definitely scoring brownie points with JZ's opposition in the ANC!

  • Pieriewaaier - 2012-05-19 16:17

    Don't like the Sexwale very much but fact is the noose is tightening around the Chief Thief's neck and good ridance. He's on skids all the way to Mongaung and it seems it's going to be a very hard landing! The dark forces are gathering. Hey, but what another ANC joke. Can't wait!

  • Thabo - 2012-05-19 16:25

    Tokyo Sexwale's prints all over R10-billion tender - Mail

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-05-19 16:43

    Thanks to Tokyo.This matter should be investigated

      Alf - 2012-05-19 20:49

      I agree and in the process invstigate Sexwale as well! Any farms for sale?

  • Christopher - 2012-05-19 18:06

    This man Mdluli'he is a threat 2 our SAPS n politics of south africa.He is a spy to the \r\nleadership of cANCer so that they can fight each other.He must be suspended with immediate effect so that the public protector can investigate him well he is away.

  • Mbulelo - 2012-05-19 18:24

    Tokyo Sexwale has taken a bold step considering that Zuma /Mthethwa camp wo'nt like his move.The sooner we have Richard Mdluli out of our Crime Intelligence the better.He should be redeployed to the post of Senior Bodyguard for President Zuma.

      leserwane - 2012-05-20 08:45

      Tokyo Is hellbound to lead this country. He Wanted to contest the Polokwane race , he still want to race this one again. Is it about obituary?

  • FinalJustice - 2012-05-19 18:53

    i-Joh, joh, jo!

  • Elizabeth - 2012-05-19 20:06

    Aai jai jai! Its like a circus. Would be laughable if it wasn't so sad that all this 'in-fighting' and effort wastes time and money that could be spent on solving street kid problems, building houses, education, create jobs! When will our leaders grow up and prioritise?

  • wesselo1 - 2012-05-19 20:13

    Sexwale for president! Even with one braincell, hes got two more than Zuma

  • Psy4genic.Mgcwaba - 2012-05-19 21:00

    The President of the Country's silence is deafining on this issue...

  • Zahir - 2012-05-19 21:07

    Its time mduli is taken down zuma must not protect him they must investigate completely

  • Zahir - 2012-05-19 21:11

    Zuma will use any measure to stay in power despite the fact he is unable to lead the country

  • Tony - 2012-05-19 21:15

    Tokyo Sexwale has compromised his integrity from the very moment that he supported Julies Malema. He was prepared to compromise the freedom of our the country in favour of Julies Malema and his cronies - how can Tokyo ever be trusted again. The only person that can save the country is Cyril Ramaphosa and the quicker the ANC installs him as the President the better for South Africa and Africa as a whole.

      Bobby - 2012-05-20 06:53

      I don't think Cyril wants the job, and I don't blame him.

  • Scouter - 2012-05-19 22:28

    Just another set of rivets 'popping' on the SA Titanic. Deck chairs are being re-arranged as we speak - and the orchestra is striking up. Good grief, the deck is beginning to tip ...........

      Gaby - 2012-05-19 23:12

      Pigs rotating turns at the trough. Is there not ONE honest man among them?

      Scouter - 2012-05-19 23:30

      Gaby - short answer is no

  • georgebrightons - 2012-05-20 00:24

    The Public Protector has already said before that the matter of Mdluli is not under her jurisdication under chapter 9 of the constitution. SAPS is busy doing internal investigations and also Inspector General of intelligence Advocate Faith Radebe. All as South Africans we are waiting for the results of those investigations in anticipation.

  • sarel.brits - 2012-05-20 06:42

    Can the Public Protector not investigate all of government I am sure all of them have a finger in a pie somewhere

      georgebrightons - 2012-05-20 07:28

      Public Protector can investigate all in government. Pp wants to get more clarity through SAPS investigations before making her own recommendation. PP cannot investigate Mdluli for murder allegations, but the police have a say on this one.

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-05-20 08:19

    Now if the govt took corruption , inefficiency and policing with the same energy and vigour it took on the spear painting we would definitely see an improvement in our country !

  • Ndumiso Mayeza - 2012-05-20 09:06

    I now wonder who is not corrupt!?!?!?

  • Danny - 2012-05-28 09:37

    AT least someone is seeking the public attention-looking and digging deep for compliments,accolades as well as fame.All is thick aS THIEVES. SET AT A THIEF TO CATCH A THIEF.

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