Top cop suddenly redeploys generals

2011-11-29 00:00

ACTING chief of police Lieutenant-General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi apparently summarily transferred a number of generals in the criminal intelligence unit to other sections yesterday.

When Beeld sent national police spokesperson Major-General Nonkululeko Mbatha a list of questions, about two pages long, in connection with the redeployment, Mbatha simply answered that “certain interventions took place aimed at the optimal functioning of the environment.

“It was done in the interest of the [police] service.”

According to Beeld’s information, a certain Dr Kock is the only person not to have been transferred from the unit. He apparently works with crime statistics.

Police protection unit chief Lieutenant-General Fanie Masemola is apparently now the acting head of crime intelligence.

Reasons for the redeployment are unclear.

Beeld asked Mbatha whether the murder case against the suspended head of the unit, Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli, had played any part in the redeploymenbts. He declined to answer

Mdluli has been charged with the murder of a fellow policeman in 1999.

While investigating the murder case against Mdluli, the police apparently “accidentally” came across evidence of motor vehicle fraud allegedly committed by him. The alleged fraud runs to about R1,3 million.

Mbatha also has not responded to questions relating to allegations about the R1,1 million golden handshake received by former Gauteng intelligence chief Major-General Joey Mabasa while a criminal investigation was being carried out against him.

Mabasa is being investigated for corruption and bribery in connection with his alleged ties with alleged Czech mafia boss Radovan Krejcír.

The police defended the payment in Parliament, arguing that they could find no evidence to take disciplinary steps against Mabasa.

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