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Presidency denies Zuma, Mdluli link

2012-03-30 16:31

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma did not interfere in a probe into fraud and corruption claims against re-instated crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli, his office said on Friday.

"The president has nothing to do with the Mdluli investigation, it is an internal matter within the SA Police Service," the presidency said in a statement.

Earlier in the day, the Mail & Guardian reported that information in a secret document showed Zuma played a role in getting Mdluli's job back after he was suspended last year.

Allegations included that Zuma personally called Inspector General of Intelligence Faith Radebe to question her decision to refer criminal charges to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to investigate Mdluli.

It also alleged that Zuma attended a party which Mdluli allegedly hosted to celebrate the withdrawal of charges against him in December last year.

Complete fabrication

"These reports are a complete fabrication. The president has never called IG Radebe at any point, and anyone who says he did, must produce evidence," the presidency said.

"The president knows nothing about a Mdluli celebratory party and never attended such a party."

Mdluli was suspended in May last year after murder charges were laid against him.

Following this, fresh charges relating to fraud and corruption in the abuse of crime intelligence funds were levelled at him. However these were provisionally withdrawn in December.

In February this year, the NPA announced that the best way to deal with the murder charges against Mdluli was through a formal inquest, not a trial.

Earlier this week, Mdluli's suspension was lifted.

Police declined to give reasons for this, saying it was an internal matter that would not be discussed in the public domain.

Comments
  • NrGx - 2012-03-30 16:38

    riiiiight - and im mary poppins

      Armand - 2012-03-30 17:33

      Yea right Mr. President. And you didn't have anything to do with the 700 odd fraud charges against you.

      Irene - 2012-03-30 19:11

      A denial from the ANC filth only proves it's true.

      Oscar - 2012-03-31 06:48

      And Zuma is the South African President worthy of our respect.

  • IAnon - 2012-03-30 16:40

    The President knows nothing about nothing - period!

      Junebugg - 2012-03-30 16:41

      I dont think he even knows he is a president

      makenawn - 2012-03-30 16:54

      Time up Mr President, the ANC should recall you before you turn this country into a police state. If M&G is not right the challenge time. I'm just wondering what is the next thing, signing the secrecy bill and force Mogoeng to make it law ,i'm wondering

  • Scouter - 2012-03-30 16:43

    "The president has nothing to do with the Mdluli investigation, it is an internal matter within the SA Police Service," the presidency said in a statement." Good Grief! - I think I just spotted a pig flying past my study window.

      Mark - 2012-03-30 19:35

      Is that where my pig is?

  • Ben - 2012-03-30 16:45

    Whether one should believe this or not depends on who said it.

      NrGx - 2012-03-30 16:48

      of course they are lying - their lips are moving

  • hoyingomane - 2012-03-30 16:48

    ViVa ANC VIVA! Once they go to court they will be found guilty even with insufficient evidence.

      Ben - 2012-03-30 17:19

      It does not sound fair. Give us one example.

      Gregory - 2012-03-30 18:47

      Give this man a tender.

  • Bob - 2012-03-30 16:57

    We don't believe you...!

  • Arthur - 2012-03-30 17:05

    Nothing, absolutely nothing you say Mr president is credible!

  • Thandokuhle - 2012-03-30 17:13

    Stop insulting and undermining black leadership, Wouter Basson has killed a lot of people and your silence is loud.

      Ben - 2012-03-30 17:24

      Nobody said anything about a colour.

      Sharon - 2012-03-30 17:37

      The current leadership (notice how I am avoiding using a colour) is undermining its own leadership by undermining our intelligence!

      Gregory - 2012-03-30 18:54

      A thief is a thief, a rapist a rapist. Black , white , coloured , Indian , is not the issue.

      malcolm.molver - 2012-03-30 18:57

      You take stupidity to a whole new level. If only technology was far advanced enough so you could actually get a new brain...

      Jenny - 2012-03-30 19:29

      Thandokuhle - May I ask if you were racist when you defied and criticised the apartheid regime? Of course not - the government of that day was wrong, exactly as today's ruling party. Not a racist point of view, merely the fact that we are all waking up to the corruption and bad management within government.

      makenawn - 2012-03-30 20:20

      Thandokuhle, Basson was rehired by Nelson Mandela why didn't you play your race card then? Secondly you earn respect you DON'T get it on the plate. Black leadership ? i guesss in this case it applies to Mr Zuma. 1) sleeping with someone who is hiv positive!!!! 2) impregnating daughter of your friend then hide behind culture ther after you apologise ,for what!!!! 3) appointing questionable characters 4) Our president is not consistance, " i just want to serve one term" the list of this of blunders is huge. So who INVITES the insult.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-30 20:58

      Thandokuhle : Do you know how silly that sounds? "Black leadership" ...also see: black honesty, black truthfulness, black facts, black temperature, black time, black weight etc... see? You only use colour if you want to differentiate. To separate. Keep apart. Apartheid. But it is the reason - the motive- for that differentiation which is most disturbing. Do you think we can get over this?

      alansmartSnr - 2012-03-31 02:07

      @ Thandokuhle.. Don't make this a race issue.. it's about integrity and not race or are you too thick to grasp this.

  • Elkita - 2012-03-30 17:15

    You are all lying.We know how you can lie.

  • Sharon - 2012-03-30 17:31

    President denies ... President denies ... President denies ... Has a certain ring to it ...

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-30 21:43

      especially in Afrikaans

  • Lynne - 2012-03-30 17:32

    Enough of all these lies and corruption now. The president and his cronies are never to be believed. They can't answer a question without lying and laughing. Wake up ANC supporters the people you voted for are not who you think they are.

  • Dan - 2012-03-30 17:38

    Did anyone believe that they were going to admit it? The smug look on his face told the omplete story!

  • Rob - 2012-03-30 18:02

    Sure, I can believe this, Zuma doesn't have a clue about anything important....except his own self-interest!

  • Gregory - 2012-03-30 18:33

    The presidency was to busy stealing public funds to be involved in anything else .

  • Leo - 2012-03-30 18:38

    The minority comunity must start showing some respect to the president of the republic. Reading some of the commenmts here you'd swear tht Zuma is some garden boty @ their homes...we knw You hate black leaders bt to call him names, joke about him is so uncalled for..

      Gregory - 2012-03-30 18:43

      He is a thieving rapist , you don't demand respect , u earn it.

      malcolm.molver - 2012-03-30 18:59

      He's a rapist and fraudster. Like Gregory said, you earn respect.

      Rob - 2012-03-30 18:59

      So Leo, tell us what Zuma has done to earn our respect.....or are we children being told to simply believe and shut up?

      Sharon - 2012-03-30 19:09

      Respect 101: Lesson 1: You have to earn it. Lesson 2: How to earn respect: Be honest Class out.

      Irene - 2012-03-30 19:13

      Respect? For Zoooomer? Bwhahahahahahaha man you're funny. What is there to respect? Come on, I dare you tell me JUST ONE THING THERE IS TO RESPECT!!!!

      Irene - 2012-03-30 19:14

      Your president should be called Shaggalot. He is nothing but a raping, fornicator with no education or morals, or values. You respect him on behalf of all of us okay?

      Leo - 2012-03-30 19:40

      Irene, He are our un educated leader and yes He is uneducated, whu can blame him coz the white Government gave him no school and yet still today you complain about him not leading the country in a correct manner even thou you are the ones whu neva gave him a chance to study. As a young Black Architect and as a man whuz nt a racist bt hates white mans actions towards black people.

      john.duplessis2 - 2012-03-30 21:08

      Leo, don’t be an ass… you know how many practicing medical doctors, nurses, lawyers and judges there are in South Africa who got their education under this exact “Bantu Education” system of the National Party. There were thousands of blacks during the time of the National Party who made it to university and for those, provisions of tertiary education of world standard was provided. Ten black universities in SA and the homelands in total. If one accuses any of these graduates of having a substandard degree or education, one would be insulting such a person. It was not inferior at all. One of those doctors was Dr. Mamphela Ramphele who qualified in 1972 at the height of Apartheid. She also holds a Ph.D in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town. All earned during the Apartheid era. You want to go and tell her that her qualifications are inferior? Be my guest. Zuma is uneducated but sly and not to be trusted...you on the other end are just deliberately stirring shyte.

      roger.pacey - 2012-03-30 21:38

      Most would profess respect for the Presidency, but not the present incumbent. One big problem with Mr Zuma specifically is that his financial adviser was convicted of securing a bribe and racketeering, both involving Mr Zuma. Evidence of that has been tested in a court of law. Many would be asking why Mr Zuma has not been required to answer to charges. I don't believe it's hatred of black leaders, but concern that "slam dunk" prosecutions of criminal acts by them are not being pursued.

  • Ramazan Katunda - 2012-03-30 19:30

    mmmmmm stupids and idiots who got only time to insult. go back to your continent...

      Mark - 2012-03-30 19:42

      This is my continent and this is my country. What country are you from, Ramazan?

      john.duplessis2 - 2012-03-30 21:22

      RK, I live by Martin Luther King’s formula - I judge people by the content of their character, and never by the colour of their skins. And yet I am still called an racist..undesirable in my own country!" Why?

  • John - 2012-03-30 20:01

    Is there someone out there that stop the rot in this country, can he now come forward,

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-03-30 20:01

    Yu know that the ANC has something to do in a matter when they say they have not interfered. Key word there... xD

  • Johnnie - 2012-03-30 20:13

    If the President did not have anything to do with the charges being withdrawn - why not. He as the CEO of Company South Africa should know what goes on and should ask all the why's and wherefor's. That is his job - that is why he has all the Ministers as his Managers of the different departments. If he does not know how and what goes on there, he shoud hand over to somebody who does.

  • Mark - 2012-03-31 07:13

    Well obviously they would deny it, as the info bill will enable them all to deny everything and anything. We're now heading down a very dark road in SA.

  • Antonio - 2012-03-31 12:27

    Yep. PR played according to the rule book: When faced with an accusation: "Step 1: Just deny it."

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