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DA to request special Mdluli hearing

2012-05-02 20:40

Cape Town - The "debacle" around the appointment of Richard Mdluli as the head of police intelligence must be subjected to proper parliamentary scrutiny, DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard said on Wednesday.

"Too many questions remained unanswered for this matter to not be thoroughly examined by Parliament," Kohler Barnard said.

"This debacle has significant implications both for the credibility of the police and for national security, given Mdluli’s high-ranking position in the intelligence services," she said.

"I will today be writing to the chairperson of the police portfolio committee, Sindy Chikunga, to request a special hearing on the Mdluli saga."

The South African public had, for the better part of a year, been faced with continuous revelations of how the alleged conduct of Mdluli had damaged a number of key state institutions, including the police, the Hawks, the office of the inspector general of intelligence and the National Prosecuting Authority, Kohler Barnard said.

"The alleged involvement of both Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and President Jacob Zuma is cause for particular concern."

She said she had received an answer to a parliamentary question revealing that the police force found itself in "the extraordinary situation" of having Mdluli in charge of approving any application for interception of communications.

If a member of the Hawks wanted to make an application for interception, they would have to go through crime intelligence and Mdluli.

"Richard Mdluli is, as a result, in an extremely powerful position - hardly a position the DA believes he should be in," Kohler Barnard said.

Comments
  • Sharon - 2012-05-02 20:58

    The sooner the better!

      Piet - 2012-05-02 21:43

      Just to bad the rest of the sheep will still vote for them

  • Squeegee - 2012-05-02 21:00

    I for one feel far safer knowing that Mdluli's grandmother is protecting me with her secret agent skills.

      Alf - 2012-05-02 22:26

      Don't forget her skills as a test pilot in a broom factory!

  • Gerda Malherbe - 2012-05-02 21:00

    Absolutely correct that this needs to be done. What a horrific idea that such a person could be our next police chief. Going from very bad to much much worse

      Sedick - 2012-05-03 00:30

      Just following on from Selebi, Cele, Le Showerhead himself......Mdluli has the correct credentials.....

  • John - 2012-05-02 21:02

    Iam so glad everything and everybody must be investigated syndrome : Helen and her buddies is also under investiagion yet the media wont publish that..............????

      Smile - 2012-05-02 21:21

      @John... The media normaly covers facts...

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-05-02 21:26

      What investigation John, murder?? I bet you are happy whith the likes of Mduli to be in powerfull positions to prevent proper investigations into organised crime, coruption, fraud, murder ext

      Erna - 2012-05-02 21:29

      Are you serious or are your feelings hurt that once again an ANC cadre is found wanting?

      Piet - 2012-05-02 21:42

      shame, you feeling a bit betrayed by the ANC cadres John?

      Arthur - 2012-05-02 21:45

      Deal with issues at hand John, not your prjudices. We have a high-ranking official within inches of getting a criminal record and you are focussing, presumably, on a 'scandal' involving the DA wrongly awarding an advertising tender. Wake up, mister, your and my president is loading extremely important positions with deadbeats and criminals!

  • Erna - 2012-05-02 21:19

    If this man is not thoroughly investigated there is something very wrong. If only 1% of the allegations are true, he shouldn't be considered for a job in the police.

  • Mark - 2012-05-02 21:21

    Part of the Zanufication of the ANC. Dianne Kohler Barnard is very restrained...

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-05-02 21:46

    I think this man should be investigated. We must not say this call for an investigation is wrong just bcoz it comes from a party that we do not agree with .This is a problem/cancer that is destroying us as ppl of this country if a certain political party is raising an important issue we oppose it bcoz we hate that person/his or racial group

      grant.hide - 2012-05-02 23:16

      If only others could think like you do. Just need to work together to make everything better for all South Africans.

      Sedick - 2012-05-03 00:32

      He WAS investigated, and found corrupt enough and of low enough moral fibre that qualifies him for the job....

  • XOOOLA - 2012-05-02 22:15

    Ever since I was young until now I never heard or seen a constructive criticism from this dominated white parties and the colonised!!! anyway we patiently accepted your past bad and brutaly perfomance hence the was truth and reconciliation that we should accept and move on and work together But now it really proves for the past 17 years you keep posting and printing non-factual stories and statements.Remember back then non of Journalist will place stories on the media reflecting otherwise about your So call Angels leader. My point is your digging of information about our Black brothers, Mothers and Parents is not helping or benefiting us at all on the Ground instead all planned focus shifts by your nuisance stories me and some young people of SA we sick and tired and to a push to act klaar shape up or ship out Maaan mxm

      dave.prinsloo - 2012-05-02 22:42

      disqualified, xoola. Racist comments are meaningless to me. Please try again

      Norman - 2012-05-02 22:42

      HOU JOU BEK MAN. The problem is you've been so spoonfed and brainwashed \ever since you were young\ ,you are unable to reason rationally or interpret situations without the bias, racist steriotype of \the past\...\Our innocent black brothers\. I'm colored so dnt you dare try your race crap with me, you have NO idea wat you talking about! I'm 26 and I dnt know apartheid, I knw bad white,black and colored individuals but not apartheid. It's frightening to think you're going/are to be a parent. It's because of twats like you that the circle will never be broken.

      james.lakay - 2012-05-02 23:25

      Its true what the saying say. You can take them out of the bush but not the bush out of them. I wander what you children think of stupedity.

      Zahir - 2012-05-03 07:21

      Yes that was 18years ago so wake up the DA is trying to prevent SA going the way of Zim your comments have zero to do with this mdluli case?

      Stephen - 2012-05-03 08:03

      Sounds like you still are young.

      anne.crewe - 2012-05-03 11:28

      Stuck on stupid!

  • dave.prinsloo - 2012-05-02 22:46

    skroef hom op. Ontbloot die swerkater en sy kroos se manewales. Spyker sy tekkie aan die vloer vas.

  • Steven Trollip - 2012-05-03 05:47

    @Norman.Dis Blerry goed gese.

  • Carry - 2012-05-03 06:13

    MDLULI MUST GO - THERE IS NO PLACE FOR HIM IN OUR GOVERNMENT. IN FACT, THERE IS NO PLACE FOR HIM IN OUR COUNTRY. WE MUST TRY AND CLEAN UP OUR ACT. SO WHAT DO YOU SAY PEOPLE - LET US START A "MDLULI MUST GO" PROTEST NEXT. WE STOOD TOGETHER WITH THE TOLLS - WE CAN KEEP ON DOING THIS, ONE PROBLEM AT A TIME UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT REALISES THAT WE ARE NO LONGER GOING TO JUST ACCEPT THEIR CRAP.

  • Christopher - 2012-05-03 06:13

    Credit must go 2 DA 2 request special hearing 4 Mduli cos his charges has been dropped by THE HAWKS not in the court of low.The Anc government won't charge him cos he is pro zuma n he has been short listed 2 replace the corrupt former Police Commissioner Baki Cele.\r\nThe ppl will suffer until zuma leadership fall down.

  • brainbowgold - 2012-05-03 07:35

    This parasite and his "intelligence" anchorage brings us a step closer to the Zimbabwe ruins.

  • Ryan - 2012-05-03 09:00

    Look no further than state sanctioned organised crime boss Jacob Zuma and his corrupt and murderous band of blood thirsty hyenas.

  • Malcolm - 2012-05-03 09:03

    It never ceases to amaze me about how thin on the ground the ANC is with regard to honest civil servants.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-03 10:24

    What intelligence?

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-03 10:28

    xoola you only see what you want to and i think you must start realising that talk is cheap especially when it comes out of your so called leaders mouths.

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