Mkhwanazi: I'm ready for any probe

2012-06-07 22:31
Acting police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi says that he is ready for any investigation into allegations that he looted the crime intelligence fund. (File, Beeld)

Acting police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi says that he is ready for any investigation into allegations that he looted the crime intelligence fund. (File, Beeld)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - Acting police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi said on Thursday that he was ready for any investigation into allegations that he looted the crime intelligence fund.

"I would welcome the public protector, Parliament, the United Nations or anyone to investigate me," Mkhwanazi told reporters in Pretoria.

There was an ongoing plot "to discredit the management of the police", he said.

"The [SA Police Service] management and the crime intelligence division in particular are highly disturbed by the reports reflected in some newspapers reporting untrue reports for reasons unknown to me," he said.

"It is important to note and record that a total of 149 vehicles in the region of R35m were bought in the last quarter of the financial year 2011/12 for the distribution of crime intelligence activities in all nine provinces."

Mkhwanazi was responding to a report in The Star newspaper on Thursday that he allowed the use of R35m from the Secret Service Account for the purchase of cars for other police units.

According to the report, the allegations were contained in a report which would be handed to Parliament's joint standing committee on intelligence next week.

"The average cost of each vehicle was approximately R235 000," he said.

"More importantly, not a single of these 149 newly-procured vehicles were moved to another division within the SAPS as suggested in the article."

The Democratic Alliance has called on the Auditor General to investigate the allegations.

DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard said it was suspicious that allegations of a direct contravention of the Secret Service Act had emerged after Mkhwanazi suspended former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

"The timing of the revelations is curious, considering the recent bold actions by Mkhwanazi and the ongoing factional battles within crime intelligence and the broader police service," she said.

"Mkhwanazi appears to have fallen out of favour with President [Jacob] Zuma and Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa after he suspended Richard Mdluli, in apparent defiance of the executive's wishes."

Zuma appointed Mkhwanazi as acting police commissioner on 24 October after he suspended Bheki Cele pending the outcome of an investigation into "unlawful" police lease agreements.

Mkhwanazi joined the police force in 1993 and was deployed in the public order policing unit.

He was then appointed to the special task force. He was promoted to head of the task force in 2005 and was given the rank of major general.

- SAPA
Read more on:    police  |  jacob zuma  |  dianne kohler barnard  |  nhlanhla mkhwanazi  |  richard mdluli  |  nathi mthethwa
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
92 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

BMW drift battle: M235i vs. speedway bike

Watch this insane drift contest with four-times dirt-track World champion Karl Maier riding a speedway bike against a BMW M235i.

 
 

Men24.com

Want to start talking dirty?
Everyday struggles of naturally skinny guys
And this year's Miss Bumbum title goes to...
How to maintain your mo, bro

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

20% off ALL TV Series

Choose from 1000’s of the hottest TV Series . While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Enjoy the view because as from tomorrow you are going to need to come back down to earth and join the party. In the meantime use...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.